How to Join

How to Join

BARS memberships run from 1st January to 31st December each year.  Subscriptions are due on January 1st, regardless of the month of joining BARS.  The annual subscription costs £25 (waged) or £10 (unwaged and/or postgraduate).

Members will be subscribed to the BARS Electronic Mailbase, will be eligible for BARS funding in the form of grants and bursaries and can attend BARS International Conferences, Early Career and Postgraduate Conferences and other events that the association organises.  BARS dues support the open-access publication of The BARS Review and BARS’ continuing work connecting Romanticists in Britain, Europe, the United States, Australasia and the wider world.

New members may pay using the PayPal links below; you will receive an email from the BARS Membership Secretary, Dr Yimon Lo, once your subscription fee has been received. If you are a new member who would like to pay using a cheque, standing order, banker’s order or an online bank transfer, please contact the Membership Secretary by email:

Current members renewing their subscriptions can use any of the payment methods listed below.

In 2023, the Executive Committees of the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) and the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) collectively took the decision to terminate the BARS-NASSR Bundled Membership scheme. For further information on payment refunds and standing order cancellations, please visit the NASSR website or contact NASSR.  To continue subscribing to BARS, please use the links below.

Payment Options

PayPal/Credit Card

You can subscribe or renew your subscription using PayPal.  You can either make payments separately each year using single payments, or you can set up a recurring annual subscription that will debit your card or account every year on the date that you set it up. To set up a recurring subscription using these links, a PayPal account is required, but a one-off payment can be made using the ‘Pay with Credit or Debit Card’ option after clicking through.  To set up a recurring payment without a PayPal account, see the section ‘Standing Orders, Banker’s Orders and Online Payments’ below.

The BARS subscription year begins on January 1st, so if possible, we prefer recurring subscriptions to be set up around this date.  If you’d like to subscribe to BARS later in a year, we ask that you use one of the single payment options below and then set up a recurring payment for the next year at a time between December 1st and January 31st.

Recurring Subscriptions

£25: Waged – Recurring Subscription


£10: Postgraduate/Retired/Part-Time or Impermanent Position/Unwaged – Recurring Subscription


Single Payments

£25: Waged – Single Payment

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£10: Postgraduate/Retired/Part-Time or Impermanent Position/Unwaged – Single Payment

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Alternatively, subscriptions may be renewed with cheques made payable to ‘British Association for Romantic Studies’.  Please contact Yimon Lo ( if a cheque is the only viable payment option for you.


Your Data

Your data (name and email address) will only be used for the purposes of the BARS membership record, mailing list, and other member communications.  We will never give your data to third parties.  When you join using PayPal, the email address you use will be added to our Mailing List.  You can contact our Membership Secretary to request that your email address not be added or that we use a different email address to contact you.  Every email from BARS will include an option to unsubscribe from the mailing list.  You can ask us to delete your data at any time.