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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 eight International conferences at various locations in the UK, has published the BARS Bulletin and Review twice-yearly, and currently has more than 350 members.

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Tuesday 6 January-Thursday 8 January 2009

CFP Deadline: Friday 26 September 2008

For its 38th annual conference, to be held in Oxford from 6-8 January 2009, the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites proposals in either English or French for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe and the wider world. Proposals are invited for individual papers, for fully comprised panels of three papers, and for roundtable sessions of five speakers.

While proposals on all eighteenth-century topics are welcome, this year the conference theme will be ‘Eighteenth-Century Lives’. We would thus particularly welcome proposals for papers that address any aspect of life writing or personal experiences, whether individual or group, throughout the long eighteenth century and in any part of the world.

The 2009 conference will feature plenary addresses by Margot Finn (University of Warwick) and Jack Lynch (Rutgers University).

To submit a proposal, or for more information, please visit our website at http://www.bsecs.org.uk. The deadline for submission of papers and panel proposals is Friday 26 September 2008.

Twelve bursaries of £100 each will be available for graduate students whose papers have been accepted and who are studying for a higher degree within the European Union. In addition, accommodation costs and the conference fee will be waived for up to six established scholars whose papers have been accepted and who are from countries whose institutions may not normally have the resources to support staff attendance at conferences in Western Europe. Applications for bursaries should be made by Friday 24 October 2008 on the official application form, which is available from http://www.bsecs.org.uk.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.bsecs.org.uk or contact Dr. Brycchan Carey at academicorganiser@bsecs.org.uk