BACLS 2022 Seminar Series

Our online seminar series continues in 2022; details below. Do join us!

Online meeting

Abstracts Workshop

Following the seminars on preparing edited collection and book proposals (October 2021) and publishing in academic journals (November 2021), BACLS is running an online workshop in which participants can discuss their ideas for scholarly articles and essays. The seminar will take place on Friday 25 February 2022 at 2 p.m., UK time.

As well as providing guidelines on giving constructive feedback, the workshop will take the form of small group discussions about abstracts submitted by participants followed by an open plenary discussion. Each small group will have 3 or 4 article abstracts on related aspects of contemporary literary culture to discuss and provide informal, constructive peer-feedback. The plenary discussion will cover any generic issues arising from the small-group activity, and widen the conversation to touch on, for example

- Tips for writing abstracts

- Approaches to peer reading of work in different institutions/departments/research clusters

- Responding to the rejection of articles

If you are interested in having your work discussed, please contact James Peacock by Friday 4 February 2022 ( with an initial expression of interest and a note on the research field in which your article or essay participates. Abstracts of max. 300 words should be submitted to James by Friday 18 February, giving participants time to read each other’s work before the workshop. Please note: If there is a high level of interest, it may not be possible to discuss every abstract during the workshop.

POSTPONED - Decolonising the Curriculum

The Decolonising the Curriculum online event will no longer be taking place on 28 January 2022, as previously advertised, but will happen later this year. Please look out for further news on this page and on the BACLS Twitter feed.