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Alan Barr

Alan Barr



Hawthorn Hall 407

(219) 980-6567

Office Hours

Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday 3:00pm - 5:00pm



Modern Anglophone Drama by Women. (ed.).  N. Y.: Peter Lang, 2007.

Modern Women Playwrights of Europe. (ed.) Oxford Univ. Press, 2001

The Major Prose of Thomas Henry Huxley. (ed.) Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press, 1997.

Thomas Henry Huxley's Place in Science and Letters: Centenary Essays. (ed.) Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press, 1997.  Includes “Introduction” and: “Common Sense Clarified: Thomas Henry Huxley’s Faith in Truth,” pp. 9-.30.

Victorian Stage Pulpiteer: Bernard Shaw's Crusade. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press, 1973.

ARTICLES (in refereed journals):

“The Play’s the Thing: The Legend of Lovers in Alain Resnais’s You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet." Quarterly Review of Film and Video 32 (2015), 437-45.

“The Making of a Poet, The Making of a Poem: Aurora Leigh and The Ring and the Book.” Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature 127 (2015), 46-59.

“The Irony of Swinburne’s Atalanta in Calydon.” Victorian Poetry 51 (2013), 1-13.

“The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Inhabits Film Noir.” Western American Literature 46 (2011), 163-79.

“From Under the Shadow of Eugene O’Neill’s Elms: Halldór Laxness’s Independent People and the Encompassing Hardness.” Scandinavica 47 (2008), 31-46.

“Matters of Class and the Middle Class Artist in David Copperfield.” Dickens Studies Annual 38 (2007), 55-67.

“Mourning Becomes David; Loss and the Victorian Restoration of Young Copperfield.” Dickens Quarterly 24 (2007), 63-77.

“How All Occasions Do Inform: ‘Household Matters’ and Domestic Vignettes in George Meredith’s Modern Love.” Victorian Poetry 42 (2004), 283-93.

"The Borders of Time, Place, and People in John Sayles’s Lone Star.”Journal of American Studies 37 (2003), 365-74.

Previously presented at the International Conference on Borders and Foundations in Literature and the Visual Arts, Atlanta, GA

"From Eden to the Haymarket: the Spoiled Garden in Rossetti's 'Jenny’.” CLA Journal 6 (1993), 327-38.

"Evolutionary Science and the Woman Question," Victorian Literature and Culture 20 (1992), 25-54.

"Christine de Pisan's Ditie de Jehanne D'Arc: A Feminist Exemplum for the Querelle des Femmes." Fifteenth Century Studies 14 (1988), 1-12.

"The Unraveling of Character in Bergman's Persona." Literature/Film Quarterly 15 (1987), 123-36.

"Alain Resnais' Elegy on Death and Dying: Providence." New Orleans Rev. 14 (1987), 32-43.

"Directory of General Scholarly Periodicals that Publish Articles on Film." Cinema Journal 26 (1987), 58-74.

"Improbable Vision in Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris." Film Criticism  7 (1983), 2-18.

Previously presented at the Purdue University hosted Film Society Conference, Lafayette, IN

"Emotional Stagnation and Marital Blight in Ibsen's Dramas." Scandinavaca 20 (1981), 183-203.

"The Quest for Integrated Vision in Fellini's Juliet of the Spirits." Studies in the Humanities  9 (1981), 22-29.

"Sensuality Survived: Christina Rossetti's 'Goblin Market.'" English Miscellany 29 (1980), 267-82.

"Exquisite Comedy and the Dimensions of Heroism: Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo." Massachusetts Rev. 16 (1975), 158-68.

"Passion, Extension, and Excision: Imagistic and Structural Patterns in Giordano Bruno's Il Candelaio." Texas Studies in Literature and Language 12 (1971), 351-63.

"'G. B. S.': The Self-Created Persona." University Rev. 35 (1969), 187-96.

"Cervantes' Probing of Reality and Psychological Realism in Don  Quixote." Literature and Psychology 18 (1968), 111-23.

"Diabolonian Pundit: G. B. S. as Critic." Shaw Rev. 11 (1968), 11-23.

"The Paradise Behind 1984." English Miscellany 19 (l968), 197-204