BACLS Event Endorsement

In the calendar year of 2019 BACLS will support events run by its members; we currently have funds of £1000 to support your events.

Round 1 Deadline: 31st October 2018

Round 2 Deadline: 31st March 2019

Funds might be to cover the cost of e.g. room bookings, or bursaries, or food; events might be e.g. symposia, workshops, work-in-progress sessions; events might be in the early stages of planning or about to take place. You can apply at any point in your planning process.*

Events must be committed to BACLS’s General Principles as listed below.

Applications should be no more than two pages and include:

  • a description of the event
  • details of how the event speaks to BACLS General Principles
  • budget
  • timeline
  • brief bio of the organisers
  • any institutional support or funds already in place, or being applied for

Applications should then be emailed as a word doc or pdf attachment to by end of day Wednesday 31stOctober 2018.

*BACLS will be looking for a venue to host its AGM and Summer Executive meeting in June/July. If your event falls in these months and you are happy to discuss hosting these meetings, please do make a note in your application.

BACLS-WHN General Principles

  • Events should reflect the diversity of our field and foster inclusive, collegiate practices
  • The work of BACLS is not restricted to anglophone literary studies; ‘British’ refers to the location of scholars who founded the organisation, rather than the range of the association, or our broader scholarly networks
  • BACLS subscribes to a ‘rolling sense’ of the contemporary. The association is dedicated to a fluid and hybrid understanding of the contemporary ‘moment’ as an ever-evolving experience of the contemporary
  • BACLS should be open to scholars working on the contemporary in literature and cognate disciplines, including comparative and world literatures, postcolonial studies, translation studies, linguistics, performance studies, media theory, comics studies, video games studies, adaptation studies, the study of popular music, cultural studies, critical theory, and digital humanities
  • BACLS is committed to supporting postgraduate research and professional development in our field
  • BACLS is especially concerned to encourage and enhance representation and participation from those who are under-represented and marginalised in academia, and are proactively working to reduce physical, social, and economic barriers to participation and to develop an environment rooted in a belief of equal respect for all.