Thursday 12th and Friday 13th August 2021


Thursday 19th and Friday 20th August 2021

Online and Worldwide

The ongoing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic mean that the British Association for Romantic Studies (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.

The Call for Papers (ten-minute academic presentations) is open until June 28th.

A Call for Salons (informal social discussions) is also open until the same date.

The site contains details of our plenary lectures and roundtables and contact details for the conference committee. Further information on the programme will be added as the event approaches.

Participants in the conference must be members of BARS, but no further fee will be charged.