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The Romantic Futurities Conference will now take place online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please check our Updates Page for the latest news.


The Call for Papers has now closed.

Due to the high amount of proposals received, the conference has been extended to run from Thursday 11 – Saturday 13 June.


Romantic Futurities invites an examination into the pluralistic theme of ‘futurities’ in Romantic-period literature and thought. This examination is inclusive of, but not limited to, the historical future, the anticipatory future, posterity, and the future of the field of Romanticism.

The BARS Early Career and Postgraduate Conference, held biennially in even-numbered years, provides a friendly forum in which researchers can present their own work, learn about professional practices, and socialise and connect with their contemporaries. Romantic Futurities is organised by the Early Career Representative, Paul Stephens (Oxford), and the Postgraduate Representatives, Amanda Blake Davis (Sheffield) and Colette Davies (Nottingham).

Email us: bars.postgrads@gmail.com