About Professor Barry Spurr

Professor Barry Spurr’s research interests include: Early Modern Literature and Culture and Modernism.

Current project: Book on representations of solitude in poetry, from the early modern period to today

Professor Barry Spurr is a Personal Chair in Poetry and Poetics.

Selected publications

Books
* ‘Anglo-Catholic in Religion': T.S. Eliot and Christianity (Lutterworth: Cambridge, 2010), xiii + 325 pp
* See the Virgin Blest: Representations of the Virgin Mary in English Poetry (Palgrave Macmillan: New York, 2007), xxiv + 242 pp
* Studying Poetry, revised and enlarged second edition (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2006), x + 385 pp
* Successful Public Speaking, Debating and Oral Presentations (New Frontier: Epping, 2006), 100 pp
* Successful Essay-Writing (New Frontier: Epping, 2005), 90 pp
* Studying Poetry (Macmillan: Melbourne, 1997), x + 315 pp
* Lytton Strachey (Edwin Mellen: Lewiston, NY, 1995), xix + 298 pp
* The Word in the Desert (Lutterworth: Cambridge, 1995), 220 pp

Other Publications (since 2000)
Edited journal * The Legacy of T.S. Eliot (special number of Literature and Aesthetics, journal of the Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics; volume 18, number 1, June, 2008).Chapters in books * ‘"Anglo-Catholic in religion": T.S. Eliot and Christianity', in Jason Harding, ed., T.S. Eliot in Context (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2010)
* ‘Poetics of Incarnation', in Gary Waller and Dominic Janes, eds, Walsingham in Literature and Culture from the Middle Ages to Modernity (Ashgate: Aldershot, 2010)
* ‘Introduction' and ‘The Legacy of T.S. Eliot', in Barry Spurr, ed., The Legacy of T.S. Eliot (special number of Literature and Aesthetics, journal of the Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics, June, 2008)
* ‘John Donne and the Poetry of Meditation', Symposium Papers (St Laurence Press: Sydney, 2007)
* ‘What is the difference between King Lear and Ginger Meggs?', Postmodernism in Education, Warrane College Monograph No. 11 (Warrane College: Kensington, 2006)
* ‘English Studies in Crisis', in Naomi Smith, ed., Education and the Ideal (New Frontier: Sydney, 2004)
* ‘The genesis of Milton's sentences', in David Brooks and Brian Kiernan, eds. Running Wild: Essays, Fictions and memoirs Presented to Michael Wilding (Sydney Association for Studies in Society and Culture: Manohar: New Delhi, 2004)
* ‘The via negativa in the Poetry and Thought of T.S. Eliot', in Christopher Hartney and Andrew McGarrity, eds, The Dark Side [proceedings of the 2002 Australian and International Religion, Literature and the Arts Conference], (RLA Press: Sydney, 2004)
* ‘Eliot's quest for the centre of meaning in Four Quartets', Seeking the Centre [proceedings of the 2001 Australian and International Religion, Literature and the Arts Conference], (RLA Press: Sydney, 2002)
* 'Felicity Incarnate: Rediscovering Thomas Traherne', in Eugene Cunnar and Jeffrey Johnson, eds Discovering and (Re)Covering the Seventeenth Century Religious Lyric (Duquesne University Press: Pittsburgh, 2001)

Articles in refereed journals
* ‘The Language of Sport', Arts, 23, 2001, 82-99.
* ‘True confessions? Ted Hughes' Birthday Letters', Sydney Studies in English, 27, 2001, 74-89.
* ‘The Theology of "La Corona"', John Donne Journal [US], 20, 2001, 121-139.
* '"I loved old Tom": T.S. Eliot and David Jones', Yeats Eliot Review [US], 17, Winter, 2001, [19]-25.