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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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British Society for Literature and Science conference 2009

The 4th annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science
will take place at the University of Reading on 27th-29th March, 2009.



Keynote speakers will include Dame Gillian Beer, formerly King Edward VII
Professor of English Literature at Cambridge; Patrick Parrinder, Professor
of English at the University of Reading; and Simon Conway Morris, Professor
of Evolutionary Palaeontology at Cambridge.

The Society invites proposals for 20-minute research papers addressing any
aspect of the interaction between literature and science; collaborative
panels of two or three papers; and papers or panels on the teaching of
literature and science. We welcome work on literature from all periods and
countries, and on all aspects of science, including medicine and technology.
Presenters need not be based in UK institutions.

Please email proposals of up to 400 words to Dr John Holmes
(j.r.holmes@reading.ac.uk) by Monday 1st December, together with a 100-word
biographical note (or in the case of a panel, abstracts and notes for each
speaker). Please send abstracts in the body of messages; do not use
attachments. Alternatively, abstracts and proposals may be posted to Dr John
Holmes, Department of English and American Literature, University of
Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 218, Reading, RG6 6AA, UK.

Please address any queries to Dr John Holmes at the email or postal address
above.