Final versions of programme and abstracts now online

The final copies of the BARS 2015 Programme and Abstracts are now available to view. You can download them by clicking on the thumbnails below, or by visiting the Programme pages.

BARS 2015 ProgrammeBARS 2015 Abstracts (Final)

BARS 2015 abstracts available to view

BARS 2015 word cloudAbstracts imageYou can now read through all keynote papers, delegate abstracts and panel descriptions. The 55,000-word document contains details of 221 presentations across 66 panels, plenaries and workshops/roundtables, covering a range of topics including: nation and print, producing and consuming print, intertextual exchanges, textual scholarship, Romantic legacies and professional skills.

BARS Programme (v1.0) now live

You can now download the first draft version of the BARS 2015 conference programme (v1.0).

Many thanks for your patience over the last few weeks, while we have been finishing off the conference programme.

As you can imagine, it’s been no simple task, given the number of speakers and panels we have been dealing with (over 65 panels!).

In putting together the programme, we have endeavoured to avoid clashes or overlaps between similarly themed papers, so that you don’t feel like you’re missing out. Of course, with a conference this large, you’ll see that there are around seven panels in each of the nine parallel sessions, but this is a necessary evil of such a large conference.

As more relevant information comes our way, we’ll be updating the programme. Of course, we’ll keep you updated about any revisions, and we’ll let you know exactly what those revisions comprise.

Anyway, we’re hope you’re happy with the programme and how we’ve arranged things. We both think it’s a fantastic one, with four days of exciting, intriguing and illuminating talks. We’re also really looking forward to hearing your papers ourselves (well, as many as we can find time to attend) and to seeing you in person in six weeks’ time.

BARS 2015: April update

Registration forms will be available to complete and submit on 21 April 2015. In the meanwhile, we’ve provided a number of conference updates:

  • A provisional timetable for the conference is now online, so you can see the timings.
  • We have details of the conference registration and events costs.
  • You can find out further information about accommodation, including details of budget accommodation and our preferential hotel rate.

Cardiff University’s Accommodation Services will shortly be releasing the booking details for budget accommodation, which has been costed at under £30/night including breakfast. We’ll alert delegates to this as soon as we hear back from them.

We’re also making our way through the submissions and organising papers into suitable panels. Again, we’ll keep you posted in  the coming weeks as soon as these have been sorted.