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Dr Rebecca Anne Barr B.A., M.Phil, M.A., Ph.D
Rebecca Anne Barr studied at Jesus College, Cambridge for her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Following a BA honors in English, she received an M.Phil in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies and went on to complete a doctorate on the novels of Samuel Richardson. During her time as a graduate student she won the University of Cambridge Seatonian Prize for poetry.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2013) 'Pathological laughter and the response to ridicule: Samuel Richardson, Jane Collier, and Sarah Fielding'. Revue de la Société d'études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, 70 :223-246. [Details]|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2012) 'W. S. Graham and epistolarity'. Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, 4 (1). [Details]|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2012) 'Introduction'. Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, 4 (1). [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2010) 'Richardson's 'Sir Charles Grandison' and the symptoms of subjectivity'. The Eighteenth Century: Theory And Interpretation, 51 (4):1-24. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2015) ''Black Transactions' : waste and abundance in Samuel Richardson's 'Clarissa'' In: Ariane Fenneteaux, Amélie Junqua and Sophie Vasset (eds). The Afterlife of Used Things, Recycling in the long Eighteenth Century. London: Routledge Studies in Modern History. [Details]|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2011) '“Complete Hypocrite, Complete Tradesman”: Defoe’s Complete English Tradesman and masculine conduct' In: Andreas Mueller (eds). Positioning Daniel Defoe’s Non-fiction: Form, Function, Genre. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press. [Details]|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2010) 'Resurrecting Saxon things: Peter Reading, species decline and Old English poetry' In: Nicholas Perkins and David Clark (eds). Anglo-Saxon Culture in the Modern Imagination. Cambridge: Boydell & Brewer. [Details]|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2010) 'The Gothic in David Lynch: phantasmagoria and abjection' In: François-Xavier Gleyzon (eds). David Lynch in Theory. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia. [Details]|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2013) 'Reconceptionalizing Women’s Poetry'. Review of Lucy Collins, 'Poetry by Women in Ireland: A Critical Anthology, 1870-1970', Liverpool University Press, 2012. Book Review [Details]|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne; Tonra, Justin (2014) Ossian Online: Building a Collaborative Research Environment. School of Humanities Research Day, NUI Galway: Conference Paper [Details]|
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2014.
Title: Visiting Scholar at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
| Year: 2014.
Title: Muriel McCarthy Research Fellow
| Year: 2013.
Title: President's Award for Teaching Excellence
| Year: 2012.
Title: Visiting fellow at Chawton House LIbrary
| Year: 2010.
Title: Millennium Research Fund
| Year: 2007.
Title: Charles Lamb Bursary
| Year: 2005.
Title: British Federation for Women Graduates, graduate bursary
| Year: 2002.
Title: Seatonian Prize for poetry
| Year: 2001.
Title: Morgan Prize for Composition
| Year: 1999.
Title: Samuel Taylor Coleridge Prize for English
| Year: 1999.
Title: College Exhibition Scholarship
|Association: British Women Writers Association, Function/Role: Ordinary Member|
|Association: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Function/Role: Ordinary Member|
|Association: Eighteenth Century Research Network in Ireland, Function/Role: Ordinary Member|
|Association: UL & NUIG Gender ARC , Function/Role: Ordinary Member|
|Association: British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Function/Role: Ordinary Member|
|Association: Modern Language Association, Function/Role: Ordinary Member|
|Association: American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Function/Role: Ordinary Member|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2014) Reading nations, debating identities: new approaches to Macpherson's 'Ossian'. [International Refereed Conference], Reading and Identity, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh , 26-AUG-14 - 26-AUG-14.|
|Rebecca Anne Barr (2014) 'Disgustful transactions': nausea in John Cleland’s 'Memoirs of a Coxcomb'. [Conference Paper], Fear and Loathing: phobia in literature and culture, University Of Kent, Canterbury, UK , 09-MAY-14 - 10-MAY-14.|
|Rebecca Anne Barr (2014) Sarah Fielding's Skepticism. [Chaired Session], American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies 2014, Williamsburg, VA , 20-MAR-14 - 22-MAR-14.|
|Rebecca Anne Barr and Justin Tonra (2014) For the sake of argument: crowdsourcing annotation of Macpherson's 'Ossian'. [Conference Paper], Edition as Argument, Queen Mary, University of London , 16-JUL-14 - 17-JUL-14.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2014) Desire, disgust, and indigestion in John Cleland's 'Memoirs of a Coxcomb'. [International Refereed Conference], VENTRE ET VISCÈRES. ESTHÉTIQUE ET SYMBOLIQUE DES ENTRAILLES ET DE LA DIGESTION AU XVIIIE SIÈCLE, Université Paris Diderot , 21-MAR-14 - 22-MAR-14.|
|Prof. Sonya Rose (Michigan) (2013) http://irelandandmasculinitiesinthelongueduree.wordpress.com/. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Ireland and Masculinities in the longue durée, NUI Galway , 19-AUG-13 - 20-AUG-13.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2013) Masculinity, Nation, and the Irish Fortune Hunter. [Conference Paper], Man-making words: masculinities, citizenship and the nation 1750-1945, Newcastle University, UK , 02-AUG-13 - 02-AUG-13.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2013) The toad-eater: dependency, disgust and nausea in eighteenth-century fiction. [International Refereed Conference], Between Bodies / Bodies Between, NUI Maynooth , 05-APR-13 - 06-APR-13.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anna (2013) Bold and impudent things: laughter and unease in Richardson, Fielding, and Collier. [International Refereed Conference], Autour du rire, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 , 18-JAN-13 - 19-JAN-13.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2012) Impressions and impressionability: philosophy and knowledge in Sarah Fielding's 'The Cry'. [International Refereed Conference], British Women Writers Conference, Boulder, Colorado , 07-JUN-12 - 10-JUN-12.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2012) 'The kind of boy I liked' : gender, boyhood and masculinity in the work of Forrest Reid. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Gender and Irish society in the 19th and 20th century: New perspectives and new ideas, NUI Galway , 23-MAR-12 - 24-MAR-12.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2012) 'A parcel of hard words to conjure by': language and gender in Sarah Fielding's 'The Cry'. [International Refereed Conference], The Language of Women’s Fiction, 1750-1830, Chawton House, Hampshire , 23-FEB-12 - 25-FEB-12.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2011) ’Fielding’s The Cry and the unpleasures of the imagination’. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Eighteenth Century Research Network in Ireland, University College Dublin , 22-APR-11 - 22-APR-11.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2010) ’Samuel Richardson’s ’Black Transactions’: type and the production of novelty’. [International Refereed Conference], British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies,, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford , 01-JAN-10 - 05-JAN-10.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2010) Panel ‘Hacking the canon: the virtual in literature’. [Chaired Session], Mapping the New: Aesthetics, New Directions, and Innovations in Literature and Culture, Qatar University, Doha , 11-FEB-10 - 11-FEB-10.|
|Barr, rebecca Anne (2010) International conference on developments in Humanities and culture with special emphasis on global literatures. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Mapping the New: Aesthetics, New Directions, and Innovations in Literature and Culture, Qatar University, Doha , 11-FEB-10 - 14-FEB-10.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2010) Panel chair, Richardson's 'Clarissa'. [Chaired Session], British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford , 04-JAN-10 - 04-JAN-10.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2009) ’Where all things are possible’: the politics of American Literature in the Middle East’. [International Refereed Conference], International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Beijing, China , 01-JUN-09 - 06-JUN-09.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2009) Samuel Richardson and the art of recycling. [International Refereed Conference], The cycles of novelty - recycling in eighteenth-century England, Université Paris Diderot, Paris , 15-APR-09 - 17-APR-09.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2009) ’’The Province of the Preacher’: difficulties in conduct book masculinity’. [Chaired Session], British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford , 03-JAN-09 - 07-JAN-09.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2008) ‘The Dphil and beyond’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Oxford English Faculty Graduate student conference, Oxford , 01-JUN-08 - 01-JUN-08.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2007) ’Violence, nature, and the politics of the sublime: William Wordsworth and Niall Griffiths’. [International Refereed Conference], Wordsworth Annual Conference, Grasmere, England , 01-AUG-07 - 07-MAR-08.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne (2008) ’No ’after-speakers’: Peter Reading, ’species decline’ and Old English poetry’. [International Refereed Conference], Bone Dreams: Old English and Modern Poetry, Oxford, England , 17-APR-08 - 17-APR-08.|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne & Pattison, Neil (2005) National conference on 20th century Poet. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], W. S. Graham, What is he like?, Cambridge, England , 09-APR-05 - 09-APR-05.|
| Employer: Qatar University, Doha
Position: Assistant Professor in English Literature
| Employer: Bath Spa University
Position: Part-time Lecturer
| Employer: Royal Holloway University of London
Position: Visiting lecturer
| Employer: St Peter's College, Oxford
Position: College Lecturer
| Year 2001 Institution: Jesus College, University of Cambridge
Qualification: MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY Subject: British Literature 1700-1830
|Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture; The Novel (theory and history); Gothic Literature; Milton: poetry, prose and politics; Literary Theory and Interpretation; Feminism and gender theory; The Bible and Literature; Literature and Visual Culture; Romantic poetry and prose; Modernisms; Contemporary British poetry and fiction.|