Emeritus Professor Geraldine Barnes

Professor Geraldine Barnes

PhD Lond. BA
Emeritus Professor

Co-General Editor of the series Making the Middle Ages (Brepols) and Medieval Voyaging (Brepols)

Research Areas

  • Old Norse-Icelandic Studies
  • Travel and Literature
  • Middle English Literature
  • Medievalism


  • Barnes, G, 2014, The Bookish Riddarasogur: Writing Romance in Late Medieval Iceland, University Press of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen.
  • Barnes, G R, Singleton, G A (eds) 2005, Travel and Travellers from Bede to Dampier, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Journal Articles
  • Barnes, G R 2012, Rémundar saga keisarasonar: romance, epic, and the legend of Prester John, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 111(2), 208-223.
  • Barnes, G R 2012, Cognitive Dysfunction in Dinus saga dramblata and Le Roman de Perceval. Arthuriana, 22(1), 53-63.
  • Barnes, G. (2011). Nostalgia, medievalism and the Vinland voyages. Postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, 2(2), 141-154.
  • Barnes, G R 2007, Meeting the Medieval Monstrous: An Australian Perspective, Arts: the proceedings of the Sydney University Arts Association, 29, 9-26.
  • Barnes, G R 2006, Curiosity, Wonder, and William Dampier's Painted Prince, Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, 6(1), 31-50.
Book Chapters
  • Barnes, G R 2012, Traditions of the Monstrous in William Dampier's New Holland. In Judy Hayden (Eds.), Travel Narratives, the New Science and Literary Discourse, 1569 - 1750, Ashgate, Surrey, 87-101.
  • Barnes, G R, 2011, The Tristan Legend, The Arthur of the Northmen: The Arthurian Legend in the Norse and Rus Realms, University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 61-76.
  • Barnes, G R 2009, Scandinavian Versions of Arthurian Romance, A Companion to Arthurian Literature, Blackwell, West Sussex, 189-201.
  • Barnes, G R 2007, The 'Discourse of Counsel' and the 'Translated' Riddarasgur, Learning and Understanding in the Old Norse World: Essays in Honour of Margaret Clunies Ross, Brepols, Turnhout, 375-397.
  • Barnes, G R 2007, Travel and translatio studii in the Icelandic riddarasgur, Ubersetzen im skandinavischen Mittelalter, Fassbaender, Vienna, 123-139.
  • Barnes, G R 2006, Medieval Murder - Modern Crime Fiction, Medieval Cultural Studies: Essays in Honour of Stephen Knight, University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 241-254
  • Barnes, G R, Mitchell, A C 2005, Introduction, Travel and Travellers from Bede to Dampier, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1-8.
  • Barnes, G R, Mitchell, A C 2005, Passing through Customs: William Dampier's Medieval Baggage, Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture, Brepols, Victoria, 131-145.
  • Barnes, G R, Mitchell, A C 2005, William Dampier's Itinerarium, Travel and Travellers from Bede to Dampier, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle upon Tyne, 207-230
Conference Proceedings
  • Barnes, G R 2009, Byzantium in the riddarasgur, 14th International Saga Conference, Gävle University Press, Gävle, Sweden, 92-98
  • Barnes, G R 2009, The Giants of Tristrams Saga, 2009 Australasian Universities Language and Litertaure Association Conference: the human and the humanities in literature, language and culture, Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, Australia, 115-122
  • Barnes, G R 2006, 'Margin vs. Centre: Geopolitics in Nitida saga (a Cosmographical Comedy?)', The Thirteenth International Saga Conference (2006), The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Durham University, Durham, 104-112