Boston Area Romanticist Colloquium

Our next event will be a lecture and discussion on April 16, 2020, by James Uden (BU, Classics) about his forthcoming book, Spectres of Antiquity: Classical Literature and the Gothic, 1740-1830 (Oxford University Press, 2020).

When: April 16, 2020, 5pm

Where: Room 132, The College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University (725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston)

The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome!


Past BARC events have included a two-day symposium, Romanticism In a New Key: A Symposium in Honor of Jerome McGann; a one-day symposium, Romanticism in the Atlantic World; lectures by Anahid Nersessian (UCLA); Ian Duncan (UC-Berkeley); Alan Richardson (Boston College); Deidre Shauna Lynch (Harvard University); seminars led by Emily Rohrbach (U-Manchester) and Sara Guyer (U-Wisconsin); and a roundtable, “Teaching Romantic Lyric,” with Charles Mahoney (University of Connecticut), J. Jennifer Jones (University of Rhode Island), Emily Sun (Barnard College), and Carmen Faye Mathes (University of South Florida).

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, the College of the Holy Cross, and Boston College.