2021 BARS First Book Prize Shortlist Announced

By Anna Mercer

The judges for the 2019 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 18thC 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 2.30-3pm BST on Thursday 19th August.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors!

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