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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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Call for Papers

Panel: Medical Circulations
organized by Tristanne Connolly (St. Jerome's, University of Waterloo) and Steve Clark (University of Tokyo) for the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) conference, Romantic Circulations, 23-26 July 2009, Roehampton University, London,

Romantic Circulations Call for Papers

We welcome essays on any aspect of Romantic literature and medicine which coincides with the conference theme of Circulation:
- within the body
- among individual and collective bodies
- contagion
- social sympathy
- sexuality
- among writers and physicians
- of medical texts and images
- between art literature and medicine
- between nation and empire
- as means of social regulation or reform

Please send 200-word proposals for 20-minute papers and brief affiliation details to Tristanne Connolly, tjconnolly@uwaterloo.ca, by
29 October 2008.