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BARS Postgraduates - Day Conference - Spectres of Romanticism 28th June 1998
CALL FOR PAPERS

A ONE-DAY POSTGRADUATE B.A.R.S. CONFERENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL WEDNESDAY, 24TH JUNE 1998

The conference will explore the spectres which huanted Romanticism and the Romantics.

Papers are invited on such topics as:

The ghostly presence of earlier writers in the work of the Romantics;
The Romantics; continued haunting of literature to the present day;
The spectres, phantoms, and ghosts of Gothic literature;
Anatomy literature; corpses, resurrections and resurrectionists;
Theories of influence and intertextuality, presence and absence.
Papers on these and related topics whould be 20 minutes in length. Please send abstracts of up to 200 words not later than the 31st of March by psot or e-mail. We are hoping to publish a selection of the paper given.

This is the first in a planned series of postgraduate B.A.R.S. conferences and will include a panel session to focus on postgraduate issues such as teaching, careers, and publishing. Panel members include Nicola Carr (Edinburgh University Press), Michael Laplac-Sinatra (editor of Romanticism of the Net ), Clark Lawlor (Thomas Redi Institute, University of Aberdeen), Sonia Massai (St. Mary's University College, Strawberry Hill) and Tara Morgan (University of Southampton, New College).

For further information and details of registration please contact:

Department of English
University of Liverpool
P. O. Box 147
Liverpool L69 3BX