The BARS Review, No. 57 (Autumn 2021)

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We are glad to announce the publication of the most recent issue of The BARS Review (No. 57, Autumn 2021). The issue contains a total of eight reviews of recent scholarly work within the field of Romanticism, broadly conceived, covering twelve works. Five of the reviews comprise a ‘spotlight’ section on ‘Repositioning Romantic Perspectives’.

The individual reviews are detailed below; as always, all reviews are openly available in html and .pdf through The BARS Review website, and a compilation of all the reviews in the number can be downloaded as a .pdf.

If you have comments on the new number, or on the Review in general, we’d be very grateful for any feedback that would allow us to improve the site or its content. Mark Sandy would also be very happy to hear from people who would like to review for BARS.

Editor: Mark Sandy (Durham University)
General Editor: Anthony Mandal (Cardiff University)
Technical Editor: Matthew Sangster (University of Glasgow)


1) Ashley Cross on Gillian Russell, The Ephemeral Eighteenth Century: Print, Sociability, and the Cultures of Collecting. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.
2) Christine Kenyon Jones on Jane Spencer, Writing about Animals in the Age of Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.
3) Anna Fancett on Caroline McCracken-Flesher and Matthew Wickman, eds., Walter Scott at 250: Looking Forward. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021 and Daniel Cook, Walter Scott and Short Fiction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021.
4) Charlotte May on Tim Fulford, ed., The Life of Nelson, by Robert Southey. Abingdon: Routledge, 2021.

Spotlight: Repositioning Romantic Perspectives

5) Peter Francev on Bethan Roberts, Charlotte Smith and the Sonnet: Form, Place, and Tradition in the Late Eighteenth Century. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019.
6) Jessica Fay on Eliza Borkowska, The Presence of God in the Works of William Wordsworth. Abingdon: Routledge, 2021 and Eliza Borkowska, The Absent God in the Works of William Wordsworth. Abingdon: Routledge, 2021.
7) Eric Lindstrom on Bysshe Inigo Coffey, Shelley’s Broken World: Fractured Materiality and Intermitted Song. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2021 and Merrilees Roberts, Shelley’s Poetics of Reticence: Shelley’s Shame. Abingdon: Routledge, 2020.
8) Jake Phipps on Ian Brown and Gerard Carruthers, eds., Performing Robert Burns: Enactments and Representations of the ‘National Bard’. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021 and Adam White, John Clare’s Romanticism. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.