The judges for the 2019 BARS First Book prize, chaired by Professor Claire Connolly, are delighted to announce a shortlist of four exceptional books, drawn from a strong list of initial submissions:
- Melissa Bailes, Questioning Nature: British Women’s Scientific Writing and Literary Originality, 1750-1830 (University of Virginia Press, 2017)
- Manu Chander, Brown Romantics: Poetry and Nationalism in the Global Nineteenth Century (Bucknell University Press, 2017)
- Thomas H. Ford, Wordsworth and the Poetics of Air: Atmospheric Romanticism in a Time of Climate Change (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
- Dahlia Porter, Science, Form and the Problem of Induction in British Romanticism (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors!
The winner of the prize will be announced at BARS’ 16th International Conference, ‘Romantic Facts and Fantasies’, at the University of Nottingham in late July.