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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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A one-day conference at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge
Saturday 23rd January 2010

Chair: Professor Janet Todd, President of Lucy Cavendish College

Part of “Women and Words” at Lucy Cavendish College, this conference will explore women’s relationship with the gothic. We invite papers on any aspect of the subject (themes could include women writers of gothic; female gothic readership; gothic representations of women in literature/film; the gothicization of womanhood; gothic style).

Proposals for 20-minute papers should be sent to Dr. Maria Purves (mariapurves@hotmail.com) by 5th September 2009.

Cost: £30 waged and £20 unwaged (including lunch).

If you would like to attend the conference without giving a paper please contact Maria Purves.