Call for Papers: Romantic Disconnections/Reconnections – BARS Digital Conference

By Matthew Sangster

As you know, the ongoing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic mean that BARS has delayed its next international conference, New Romanticisms (to be held at Edge Hill University in partnership with the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism) until Summer 2022.

However, BARS remains committed to keeping our community connected and talking during this difficult time, so we are delighted to invite papers for a 2021 digital summer conference, Romantic Disconnections/Reconnections, which will be held online in two instalments in August (Thursday 12th and Friday 13th and Thursday 19th and Friday 20th).

Plenary sessions will include talks by Mary Fairclough and Orrin Wang; ‘Everything is Disconnected: Ecocriticism at a Distance’, a roundtable convened by Jeremy Davies, with Joseph Albernaz, Amanda Jo Goldstein and Francesca Mackenney; and a roundtable on Heritage and Representation chaired by Gillian Dow and Jeff Cowton.

The theme of Romantic Disconnections/Reconnections is transparently suggested by our current situation, and we welcome papers that explore disconnection and/or reconnection, broadly conceived, both in Romantic-period literature and culture and in our engagements with the Romantic period in our …read more