NASSR Statement on Virtual Conferencing
As NASSR members are aware, the NASSR Board passed a motion in 2022 that all future NASSR conferences would have some virtual component. This commitment was made in light of several concerns with in-person only events, including the carbon emissions resulting from air travel, uneven accessibility, and total cost of attendance (as virtual attendance enables savings on travel and accommodations), amongst other matters. To repeat what we said in our earlier announcement of this position, “We do not envision any particular solution to the complexities of bringing a virtual element into NASSR conferences; the approach in each case will depend on the decisions of conference organizers in response to the specific opportunities and constraints that they face.”
All conference organizers are free to decide on what form the virtual aspect of their conferences will take according to the host universities’ needs, technical capabilities, and financial situations. Conference attendees are reminded that virtual conferencing cannot be the equivalent of in-person conferencing; some of the benefits of the in-person meeting will always be lost and the limitations will be many. Technological support for virtual participation is also expensive, further limiting what organisers can accomplish on this front. However, the benefits are also clear and NASSR is committed to supporting members for whom in-person attendance is impossible or highly problematic. We ask that NASSR members keep these challenges in mind if they opt for virtual participation and remember that conference organization for our society is voluntary, unpaid work by people who most often do not have expertise in virtual-event hosting.
Christopher Bundock published Mentoring Programme Invitation in Romanticism and Justice 2023-01-12 11:15:43 -0500
Like many other scholarly associations, NASSR welcomes and appreciates donations from those members who are in the position to make them. As with all revenue generated by NASSR, donations will be used for a number of worthy causes, including supporting graduate student travel, supporting conference organisers, compensating student RAs, and contributing to awards and prizes. There are no salaried workers at NASSR; all Board members are volunteers. As such, 100% of your donation is invested in the Society.Donate
The Editors and Board of European Romantic Review are delighted to share with NASSR members our efforts to reduce the journal’s carbon imprint from 2024 onwards by adjusting our printing schedule. NASSR members can continue to rely upon the journal’s high standards and coverage, in terms of articles and book reviews available to NASSR members, but the journal will appear as a quarterly in recognition of the need to lessen the journal’s printing and mailing impacts. NASSR members will still receive the journal seamlessly as one feature of their membership in NASSR, and can expect the issues to appear in March, June, September, and December of 2024. Book reviews will appear in issue 1 (March) and the NASSR conference (issue 3, September). Members are invited to send their books for review to William Brewer.
The Frederick Burwick Article Prize (formerly called the ERR-NASSR Essay Prize) will continue to be awarded annually.
European Romantic Review can be accessed online.
ERR is pleased to publish conference issues, developed from the annual NASSR conference, as well as special issues, such as recent ones dedicated to Robert Bloomfield and to Maria Edgeworth. We are also pleased to publish themed issues, such as Women and Protest. Enquiries about special issues should be directed to the co-editors.
In 2004, NASSR and European Romantic Review instituted an annual prize for the best essay published in European Romantic Review. Each competition considers all of the essays published in that year's volume of ERR. The 2021 awardee is Lisa Ann Robertson (U of South Dakota) for “‘Kindred Forms’: Erasmus Darwin’s Posthuman Ethics of Relationality” (32.5-6)
Winning articles can be accessed freely here.
Submitted manuscripts must comply with the MLA Style Manual and, to facilitate anonymous peer review, should indicate the author’s name only on a cover sheet. Submissions should be made through the "Manuscript Central" (or "Scholar One") system accessible at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gerr. This website includes detailed directions to guide authors through each step; the co-editors remain available to answer questions at [email protected] or [email protected]. Book reviews are commissioned and mostly multi-book reviews; inquiries about reviews may be directed to the Book Review Editor at [email protected]. Tables of contents for recent issues are available through the Taylor & Francis website.
Regina Hewitt | English Dept. | University of South Florida | Tampa, FL | USA 33620
Benjamin Colbert | Department of Humanities| Housman Bldg. | University of Wolverhampton | Camp St. | Wolverhampton | WV1 1AD UK
Lucy Morrison | Kayser 208 | University of Nebraska at Omaha | 6001 Dodge Street | Omaha, NE 68182 USA
William D. Brewer | Department of English | ASU Box 32052 | Sanford Hall | 225 Locust Street | Appalachian State University | Boone, NC 28608 | U.S.A.
International Advisory Board:
Lilla Maria Crisafulli
Rosa E. Penna
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In an effort to offer more financial help to under-supported members of NASSR, we invite people to consider donating to the Precariously Employed Scholar Fund. This fund is intended to support graduate students as well as instructors with precarious or no employment (eg. post-doctoral students, adjunct professors, unwaged, and independent scholars) to attend NASSR conferences and to defray costs of events/sessions at the conference organized to support these members.
The fund was established by vote of the Advisory Board and Executive Council in 2018.
Please note: a donation to this fund does not include a NASSR membership.Donate
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Like many other scholarly associations, NASSR welcomes and appreciates donations from those members who are in the position to make them. As with all revenue generated by NASSR, donations will be used for a number of worthy causes, including supporting graduate student travel, supporting conference organisers, compensating student RAs, and contributing to awards and prizes. There are no salaried workers at NASSR; all Board members are volunteers. As such, 100% of your donation is invested in the Society.