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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 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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Romantic Locations

Romantic Locations is the British Association for Romantic Studies' 2014 Early Career and Postgraduate Conference.

It will take place between March 19th and 21st and will be hosted by the Wordsworth Trust at Dove Cottage and the Jerwood Centre in Grasmere.

At the conference, thirty postgraduate and early career scholars will give fifteen-minute papers on their current research. The conference will feature plenary addresses from Professor Simon Bainbridge (Lancaster University) and Professor Nicola Watson (Open University), as well as a workshop on manuscripts with the Wordsworth Trust's Curator, Jeff Cowton MBE.

The registration form for the conference is available here. To register, please fill out this form, email it to the conference address (romanticlocations@gmail.com) and make you payment either by bank transfer or by cheque (full details of how to pay are on the form).

The Call for Papers (now expired), programme (shortly), accommodation details and travel information are all available from this site. If you have any enquiries, please contact the organisers on romanticlocations@gmail.com.

Conference Organisers: Kate Ingle (Lancaster), Matthew Sangster (British Library), Helen Stark (Newcastle) and Matthew Ward (St Andrews).

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