Jonathan Barron

Associate Professor of English

Jonathan Barron recently published "Robert Frost in the Magazines" in Robert Frost in Context ed. Mark Richardson (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2014). Barron has also been invited to speak on the subject at the annual Robert Frost Symposium held at Dartmouth College, September 2014.


Jonathan Barron’s third book, New Formalist Poets, is with Gale Publishing and is co-edited with Bruce Meyer of the University of Toronto. It is volume number 282 in the Dictionary of Literary Biography series. The book contains 42 essays by 36 contributors, and is largely comprised of biographical/critical essays of New Formalist Poets such as Dana Gioia, Marilyn Hacker, Alfred Corn, Vikram Seth, and Molly Peacock. His other books include: Roads Not Taken: Rereading Robert Frost (University of Missouri Press, 2000), co-edited with Earl Wilcox of Winthrop University, and Jewish American Poetry, co-edited with Eric Selinger of DePaul University (Brandeis/University Press of New England, 2000). He has published numerous essays on American poets and poetry, including several for the Scribners American Writers series. His most recent essay on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is forthcoming in the MLA Approaches to Teaching Series. Additionally, he directs The Robert Frost Society and edits The Robert Frost Review, the only international peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the life, work, and times of Robert Frost. The journal is produced through the Robert Frost Society with the support of the Southern Miss English department. The Robert Frost Society is the only academic society to regularly sponsor meetings about the life and work of Robert Frost at two annual conferences, the Modern Language Association and the American Literature Association.

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