BARS 2024 International Biennial Conference: Call for Expressions of Interest

By Amy Wilcockson

Deadline: 17 February 2023

Send your EoI to the BARS Secretary, Jennifer Orr (, and any questions to either the Secretary or to the BARS President, Anthony Mandal (

THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR ROMANTIC STUDIES is pleased to invite Expressions of Interest for the 2024 International Biennial Conference. Following the postponement caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, our last conference – hosted jointly with the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism – at Edge Hill University in Summer 2022, was our largest and most varied yet. BARS/NASSR 2022 followed three successful conferences (Cardiff 2015, York 2017, Nottingham 2019), as well as an online-only ‘Romantic Disconnections/Reconnections’ international conference in summer 2021. These recent gatherings have seen our attendance grow and diversify over the past decade, and delegate feedback has been very positive.

Building on this momentum, we are very much looking forward to working with institutions in continuing to build on and to diversify the successful BARS model. Please consult the programmes for Cardiff, York and Nottingham as guides for your proposal. (As a joint BARS/NASSR conference, the Edge Hill conference took …read more