Professor of English Literature, University of Roehampton, UK. President
Ian Haywood is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Research in Romanticism at the University of Roehampton, London. He is also President of the British Association of Romantic Studies (BARS). Ian has written numerous books on Romanticism including The Revolution in Popular Literature: Print, Politics and the People, 1790-1832 (CUP, 2004), Bloody Romanticism: Spectacular Violence and the Politics of Representation, 1776-1832 (Palgrave, 2006), and Romanticism and Caricature (CUP 2013). He also co-edited Romantic Period Writings 1798-1832 (Routledge 1998) and The Gordon Riots: Politics, Culture and Insurrection in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain (CUP, 2012). He has received research awards from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, and the Beinecke Library, Yale University. He is co-organiser of two networks, 'Romantic Illustration' and 'Anglo-Hispanic Horizons' and is currently working on representations of 'Romantic' Spain in the radical press and caricature. He is also Vice President of the British Association for Romantic Studies.