Stay tuned for details schedule of events next year, including a symposium honoring the work of Jerome McGann, April 5-6, 2019.


Past BARC events have included lectures by Anahid Nersessian (UCLA); Ian Duncan (UC-Berkeley); Alan Richardson (Boston College); Deidre Shauna Lynch (Harvard University); a one-day symposium, Romanticism in the Atlantic World; and seminars led by Emily Rohrbach (U-Manchester) and Sara Guyer (U-Wisconsin).

BARC is a friendly organization of teachers, scholars, and other interested parties who meet regularly to discuss Romantic Literature and its legacies. BARC is organized by a team of local Romanticists:

Charles Rzepka, Boston University
Joseph Rezek, Boston University
Jonathan Mulrooney, The College of the Holy Cross


For more information about the group, or to be added to our listserv, email

The Boston Area Romanticist Colloquium is supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities, Studies in Romanticism, the Boston University Department of English, and the Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross.