Robert W Barrett, Jr.

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Personal profile


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2001
M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1996
B.A., Trinity University, 1991

Research Interests

Drama (esp. English drama to 1642)
Ecocriticism and environmental humanities (esp. critical plant studies)
Global Middle Ages (esp. drama and literature)
Medieval British and Irish literature (esp. Middle English)
Region and locality (esp. Cheshire and Chester)


(links go to most recent syllabi)

ENGL 109, Introduction to Fiction-ACP (Summer 2013)
ENGL 119, The Literature of Fantasy (Spring 2014)
ENGL 121, Introduction to Comics (Fall 2017)
ENGL 202, Medieval Literature and Culture (Fall 2019)
ENGL 209, Early British Literature and Culture (Spring 2009)
ENGL 350, Writing about Literature, Text, and Culture (Spring 2015)
ENGL 396, English Honors Seminar (Spring 2019)
ENGL 411, Chaucer (Spring 2017)
ENGL 412, Topics in Medieval British and Irish Literature (Fall 2013)

ENGL 514, Seminar in Medieval Literature (Fall 2018)
ENGL 581, Seminar in Theory (Spring 2011)
ENGL 593, Professional Seminar in College Teaching (Spring 2017)
MDVL 500, Seminar in Medieval Studies (Spring 2016)

Office Address

201 English Building

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Early English Arts & Humanities
Regional Identity Arts & Humanities
Literary History Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2005 2016

Against All England: Regional Identity and Cheshire Writing, 1195-1656

Barrett, R. W., 2009, Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press. 306 p. (ReFormations: Medieval and Early Modern)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Regional Identity
Literary History

Chester and Cheshire

Barrett, R. W., May 24 2016, Europe: A Literary History, 1348-1418. Wallace, D. (ed.). Oxford University Press, Vol. 1. p. 240-55

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Review: S. Bennett and M. Polito (eds.) Performing Environments: Site-Specificity in Medieval and Early Modern Drama

Barrett, R. W., Oct 2015, In : Theatre Journal. 67, 3, p. 571-72

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Open Access
Modern Drama
Site Specificity
Medieval Period

Chester Mystery Cycle

Barrett, R. W., 2012, The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Allison Jr, D. C., Lepping, V., Seow, C-L., Spieckermann, H., Walfish, B. D. & Ziolkowski, E. (eds.). Berlin: de Gruyter, Vol. 5. p. 73-76

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Languages Low and High: Translation and the Creation of Community in the Chester Pentecost Play

Barrett, R. W., 2012, Translating the Middle Ages. Fresco, K. L. & Wright, C. D. (eds.). Ashgate Publishing Ltd., p. 65-79 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Corpus Christi

Activities 2004 2017

  • 5 Invited talk
  • 2 Editorial activity

Ripples in the World: Morris Dancing in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Series

Robert W Barrett (Speaker)
Aug 25 2017Aug 26 2017

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Research on Medieval and Renaissance Drama (Journal)

Robert W Barrett (Editorial board member)
2015 → …

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Tolkien and the Virtual Middle Ages

Robert W Barrett (Speaker)
Mar 26 2005

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Journal of English and Germanic Philology (Journal)

Robert W Barrett (Editorial board member)

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity