Professor John Barrell has published widely on the literature, history and art of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Britain, focusing on language, landscape, law, empire, theories of society and progress, and the theory of painting. Most recently, with Tim Whelan of Georgia Southern University he has co-edited The Complete Writings of William Fox (Trent Editions, 2011). He has just finished writing a book on the Welsh artist and writer Edward Pugh, to be published by University of Wales Press in 2013, and is beginning to research a book on politics and the Royal Academy in the 1790s.
In the year 2011-12 Professor Barrell will be teaching 'Changes of Meaning, Narratives of Change', the core module of the pathway 'Representations and Contexts' in the MA in Eighteenth Century Studies, and an optional module, 'The Propaganda War in London, 1739-1796'.
Professor Barrell has supervised doctoral dissertations on the following subjects:
Books by John Barrell include:
Department: English and Related Literature