Drama (esp. English drama to 1642)
Ecocriticism and environmental humanities (esp. critical plant studies)
Global Middle Ages (esp. drama and literature)
Medieval British and Irish literature (esp. Middle English)
Region and locality (esp. Cheshire and Chester)
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2001
M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1996
B.A., Trinity University, 1991
Awards and Honors
LAS Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2016)
(links go to most recent syllabi)
ENGL 109, Introduction to Fiction-ACP (Summer 2013)
ENGL 119, The Literature of Fantasy (Spring 2014)
ENGL 121, Introduction to Comics (Spring 2020)
ENGL 202, Medieval Literature and Culture (Fall 2019)
ENGL 209, Early British Literature and Culture (Spring 2009)
ENGL 350, Writing about Literature, Text, and Culture (Spring 2015)
ENGL 396, English Honors Seminar (Spring 2019)
ENGL 411, Chaucer (Fall 2020)
ENGL 412, Topics in Medieval British and Irish Literature (Fall 2013)
ENGL 514, Seminar in Medieval Literature (Fall 2018)
ENGL 581, Seminar in Theory (Spring 2011)
ENGL 593, Professional Seminar in College Teaching (Spring 2017)
MDVL 500, Seminar in Medieval Studies (Spring 2016)
Additional Campus Affiliations
Barrett, R. W. (2009). Against All England: Regional Identity and Cheshire Writing, 1195-1656. (ReFormations: Medieval and Early Modern). University of Notre Dame Press.
Barrett, R. W. (2016). Chester and Cheshire. In D. Wallace (Ed.), Europe: A Literary History, 1348-1418 (Vol. 1, pp. 240-55). Oxford University Press.
Barrett, R. W. (2015). Review: S. Bennett and M. Polito (eds.) Performing Environments: Site-Specificity in Medieval and Early Modern Drama. Theatre Journal, 67(3), 571-72. https://doi.org/10.1353/tj.2015.0099
Barrett, R. W. (2013). Languages Low and High: Translation and the Creation of Community in the Chester Pentecost Play. In K. L. Fresco, & C. D. Wright (Eds.), Translating the Middle Ages (pp. 65-79). Ashgate Publishing Ltd..
Barrett, R. W. (2012). Chester Mystery Cycle. In D. C. Allison Jr, V. Lepping, C-L. Seow, H. Spieckermann, B. D. Walfish, & E. Ziolkowski (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Vol. 5, pp. 73-76). de Gruyter.
Barrett, R. W. (2012). The York Corpus Christi Play: The Nativity . In C. M. Fitzgerald, & J. T. Sebastian (Eds.), The Broadview Anthology of Medieval Drama (pp. 89-92). Broadview.