Special Sessions

Send us the description of your special session (up to 300 words, by October 15th), and we’ll post it here. Any paper proposal not accepted for the special session to which it is submitted will be included for consideration in the general pool. Should a special session not be accepted as a whole, the individual papers will be evaluated separately.


Lord Byron Now and Then: A Special Session sponsored by The Byron Society

Proposals are invited for a special postgraduate/early career panel on any topic(s) relating the conference themes to the life and/or writing of Lord Byron. Thanks to generous support from the Byron Society, those whose proposals are accepted for this panel will each receive a £250 bursary to help cover travel, registration, or accommodation costs. For the purpose of this panel, we are defining ‘early career’ as within five years of receiving the PhD. Please send your 300-word paper abstract, including name, affiliation, and email address, to both  alan.rawes@manchester.ac.uk  and icrmcr2019@gmail.com by 15 January 2019.


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