The judges for the 2021 BARS First Book prize, chaired by Professor Francesca Saggini, are delighted to announce a shortlist of four exceptional books, drawn from a strong list of initial submissions:
- Will Bowers, The Italian Idea: Anglo-Italian Radical Literary Culture, 1815-1823 (2020)
- Amelia Dale, The Printed Reader: Gender, Quixotism, and Textual Bodies in Eighteenth-Century Britain (2019)
- Hrileena Ghosh, John Keats’ Medical Notebook: Text, Context, and Poems (2020)
- Gerard Lee McKeever, Dialectics of Improvement: Scottish Romanticism, 1786-1831 (2020)
The winner will be announced at the BARS Virtual Conference, ‘Romantic Disconnections/Reconnections’ at 2.30pm-3pm BST on Thursday 19th August.
Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors!