Welcome to BARS

The British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) was set up in 1989 by academics to promote the study of the cultural history of the Romantic period. Since then, BARS has organised biennial International Conferences at various locations across the UK, has published the BARS Bulletin and Review twice-yearly, and currently has more than 400 members.

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The BARS Review

BARS has recently changed the form of its review journal - The BARS Review is now a freely-available open access journal hosted on the BARS website. New issues are published twice a year, in the spring and the autumn.

Previously, the BARS Bulletin & Review (ISSN 0964-2447) was published in paper format and then in pdf format twice a year. Past issues of the Bulletin are available below.

The Editor of The BARS Review would be happy to receive offers to review. The BARS Blog has now taken on part of the Bulletin's former role: publishing other materials of interest to BARS members. The Website Editor would be very happy to receive conference reports, accounts of research projects, reports of public engagement activities, or reviews of exhibitions or plays for online publication.

Please direct all enquiries about The BARS Review to the Editor:

Professor Mark Sandy,
Department of English Studies,
Durham University,
Elvet Riverside,
New Elvet,
Durham, DH1 3JT.

(email: m.r.sandy@durham.ac.uk).

Past Issues of the BARS Bulletin & Review

Past issues of the Bulletin may be viewed or downloaded using the links below. For the older issues, only the review sections are available. Some of the more recent issues are integrated into The BARS Review site.

Images from a recent article:

Robert Poulter, New Model Theatre, a scene from The Buccaneer's Bride or The Rover's Return
Robert Poulter, New Model Theatre, a scene from Oh! Smith: the life and times of O. Smith, the celebrated Actor and King of Terror
Robert Poulter, Eidophusikon, Nouveau Musee Nationale de Monaco (Permanent Collection)
Paper Theatres at Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop, London