Professor John Barnard

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Professor John Barnard
Position/Fellowship type:
Senior Research Fellow
Institute of English Studies
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
English Literature
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Seventeenth century British book history, Dryden, Keats and second generation Romantics, textual editing.

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

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01-May-2022 Keats’s Metaphors of Reading


‘Keats’s Metaphors of Reading’, chapter, Keats Reading/Reading Keats: Essays in Memory of Jack Stillinger, ed. Beth Lau, Greg Kucich, and Daniel Johnson (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), pp. 43-54

01-Feb-2019 The Harvard Manuscript of Keats’s “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer”, Joseph Severn, Leigh Hunt, and its Transmission into Print


06-Feb-2018 John Keats in the Context of the Physical Society, Guy’s Hospital, 1815-1816


in John Keats and the Medical Imagination, ed. Nicolas Roe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp. 73-90.

09-Oct-2017 Manuscripts and Publishing History


 John Keats in Context, ed. Michael O’Neill (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2017), pp. 71-85

14-Aug-2017 John Keats: 21st Century Oxford Authors

Edited Book

 Oxford University Press

09-May-2017 The Eve of St Agnes: ‘Clarionet’ or ‘Clarinet’?

Journal articles

 Keats-Shelley Review, 31.1 (2017)

01-Aug-2016 ‘Dryden’s Virgil (1697): Gatherings and Politics’

Journal articles

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 109 (2015), 1-9

01-Aug-2015 ‘Keats’s “Forebodings”: Margate, Spring 1817, and After’

Journal articles

Romanticism, 21.1 (2015), 1-13

01-Aug-2015 ‘The Inventory of William Norton (1527-1593)’

Journal articles

Library, 7th ser., (2015), 179-94

02-Sep-2013 The Date of La Belle Dame sans Merci and Song of Fiour Fairies


 'The Date of "La Belle Dame sans Merci" and "Song of Fiour Fairies"' Romanticism, 19.1 (2013), 1-5.

01-Jan-2012 The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain: Volume I, c. 400-1100

Edited Book

Co-General Editor. Richard Gameson, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. xx, 828

01-Jan-2012 Review of D.F. McKenzie (ed) and C.Y. Ferdinand, The Works of William Congreve


Seventeenth Century (27:2), 225-229

01-Jan-2011 The Poems of Shelley, Volume 3, 1819-1820

Edited Book

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was one of the major Romantic poets, and wrote what is critically recognised as some of the finest lyric poetry in the English language. This is the third volume of the 4-volume Poems of Shelley, which presents all of Shelley’s poems in chronological order and with full annotation. Date and circumstances of composition are provided for each poem and all manuscript and printed sources relevant to establishing an authentic and accurate text are freshly examined and assessed. Headnotes and footnotes furnish the personal, literary, historical and scientific information necessary to an informed reading of Shelley’s varied and allusive verse.

01-Jan-2011 ‘Presence and Absence in Keats’s Letters’


2010 John Coffin Memorial Lecture, published by SAS Publications

01-Jan-2010 Review of G. Thomas Tanselle, Bibliographical Analysis: A Historical Introduction (2009)


Times Literary Supplement, 10 December 2010, p. 22.

01-Jan-2010 Robert Browning: Selected Poems

Edited Book

Co-General Editor. (Longman Annotated English Poets, ed. John Woolford, Daniel Karlin and Joseph Phelan). Longman (Pearson), 2010. pp. xxx + 901

01-Jan-2009 A Sleepless Night: Charles Cowden Clarke’s Letter...

TLS article. 2009. 3000 words

01-Jan-2009 Review of Jeffrey N. Cox (ed.) 'Keats's Poetry and Prose' (Norton Critical Edition, 2009)

Keats-Shelley Review, Autumn 2009. 1000 words

01-Jan-2009 The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain: Volume V, 1695-1830

Edited Book

Co-General Editor. Michael F. Suarez, S. J., and Michael L. Turner, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. xxvi, 1,020.

Government/policy work:

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2022 Keats, Burns, and Scotland: “Blind in Mist

‘Keats, Burns, and Scotland: “Blind in Mist”’, chapter, John Keats and Romantic Scotland, ed. Katie Garner and Nicholas Roe (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2022), pp. 88-104.

Did Keats visit the Bodleian Library?

‘Did Keats visit the Bodleian Library?’, Keats-Shelley Journal, 16 (2017), 34-36. [Not published until 2019.]

Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
02-May-2014 Keats’s ‘Forebodings’

 ‘Keats’s ‘Forebodings’: Margate, Spring 1817’ at the First Bicentenary John Keats Conference at Keats House, 2-4 May 2014.

01-Jan-2011 ‘Dryden’s Virgil (1697): Gatherings and Politics’, paper delivered at ‘The Gathered Text’

Centre for the Study of the Book, Bodleian Library, and English Faculty, University of Oxford, 3 September 2010.

01-Jan-2010 Presidential Lecture

Bibliographical Society, 16 February 2010

01-Jan-2010 John Coffin Lecture

Institute of English Studies, 30 June 2010

01-Jan-2009 Plenary Lecture

Glasgow University, 'Editing the Long-18th Century', 27-29 August 2009

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