Position:

Assistant Professor
Programme of English Language Literature Studies

Office: T2-601-R11
Tel: (756) 3620102
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                       ELLS Dr. Benjamin BARBER
  
Academic & Professional Qualifications

Ph.D., English, University of Ottawa
M.A., English, University of Victoria
B.Ed., (with distinction) University of Victoria
B.A., English, University of Victoria

Academic Interests
  • Romanticism
  • Literary Theory
  • Philosophies of Transcendence and Immanence
Selected Research Project / Grants
  •  2016-Present, Barber, Benjamin, Principle Investigator, “Transimmanence in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Political and Philosophical Writings.” An independently funded book project.
Selected Publications
  • Barber, B. Forthcoming. “Harold the Exile (1819) by Alicia Wyndham.” The Cambridge Introduction to the Eighteenth-Century Novel. Ed. April London. Cambridge UP.
  • Barber, B. Forthcoming. “Manners (1817) by Frances Moore.” The Cambridge Introduction to the Eighteenth-Century Novel. Ed. April London. Cambridge UP.
  • Barber, B. Forthcoming. “Prodigious!!! Or, Childe Paddie in London (1818), Anonymous.” The Cambridge Introduction to the Eighteenth-Century Novel. Ed. April London. Cambridge UP.
  • Barber, B. Forthcoming. “A Year and A Day (1818) by Frances Moore.” The Cambridge Introduction to the Eighteenth-Century Novel. Ed. April London. Cambridge UP.
  • Barber, B. (2016) “Mimetic Drama in the Sonnets and Byron’s Historicizing Lyricism.” Anthropoetics: The Journal of Generative Anthropology 21.2.
  • Barber, B. (October 2014) “Différance in Revolutionary Representations: Hazlitt’s Activist Rhetoric and Wordsworth’s Poetic Deferral.” Anthropoetics: The Journal of Generative Anthropology 20.1.
  • Barber, B. (March 2014) “Syncretism and Idiosyncrasy: The Notion of Act in Thomas Traherne’s Contemplative Practice.” Literature and Theology 28.1. Oxford UP.
  • Barber, B. (2013) “Expositions of Sacrificial Logic: Girard, Žižek, and Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men.” Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 20. Michigan State UP. Print and
  • Barber, B. (May 2013) “Neoclassical Protagonists in Thomas Heywood’s Edward IV.” Anthropoetics: The Journal of Generative Anthropology 18.2.
  • Barber, B. (October 2010) “The Rum Diary: An Introduction to Hunter S. Thompson’s Esthetic Evolution.” Anthropoetics: The Journal of Generative Anthropology 16.1.
Courses Taught
  • Advanced English Composition
  • Applied Ethics in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Contemporary Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Critical Approaches in Literary Studies
  • Introduction to the Study of Literature
  • Introduction to Western Drama
  • Literature and Composition: Poetry and Drama
  • Research Skills in Literary Studies
  • Rhetoric, Argumentation, and Debate
  • The Short Story
  • Supervisor of Final Year Projects in Concentration in English Language and Literature
  • World Literature in English