Join us for our next event, on November 2, 2017. Emily Rohrbach (University of Manchester) will be discussing her recent work, including her book, Modernity’s Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation (Fordham UP, 2015). Her presentation is titled “Romanticism, Contingency, and the Counterfactual Imagination.”


Past events have included lectures by Ian Duncan (UC-Berkeley); Alan Richardson (Boston College); Deidre Shauna Lynch (Harvard University); a one-day symposium, Romanticism in the Atlantic World; and a discussion of a recent book by Sara Guyer (U-Wisconsin), Reading with John Clare.

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.