Dr. Barnard’s extensive Full List of Public Work is available on request. Please find below a sample.
Sample work as editor:
Barnard, Josie and Neale, Derek (eds.) (2022) ‘Multimodal Writing Special Issue’, Writing in Practice. York: National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE). Available at: https://www.nawe.co.uk/DB/current-wip-edition-2/editions/vol.-7.html
Description: Due to the important impact of the ‘digital turn' on writers and writing, the editorial board of this international peer reviewed Creative Writing journal invited Dr Barnard to co-edit the journal’s first ever Special Issue - its subject, Dr. Barnard’s research: multimodal writing. Writers have perhaps become split between those who feel “techy” and those who feel they are falling behind. This volume shares knowledge, methodologies, and approaches. Whether directly or indirectly, the digital revolution has affected every aspect of the writing and publishing process. Writing – often thought of as primarily text-based – now routinely involves multiple modes of reproduction and presentation, with photographs, emoji and audio – just to give three examples - featuring as integral parts of online narratives. The explosion of new media may lead a writer to experiment with new technologies (perhaps writing Twine poetry, producing podcasts or moving into self-publishing). This volume reflect this multiplicity. Evident throughout this rich and intriguingly wide range of contributions is the inherent multimodality of creative writing practice, research, facilitation and pedagogy.
Barnard, J. (2019) The Multimodal Writer: Creative Writing Across Genres and Media. London: Bloomsbury.
Description: These are exciting times for creative writing. In a digital age, the ability to move between types of writing and technologies - often at speed - is increasingly essential for writers. Yet, such flexibility can be difficult to achieve, and, how to develop it remains a pressing challenge. The Multimodal Writer combines theory, practitioner case studies and insightful writing exercises to support writers tackling the challenges and embracing the opportunities that come with new media technologies. Including interviews with a selection of internationally acclaimed authors, such as Simon Armitage, Robert Coover and Rhianna Pratchett, this book equips writers with the tools to not just survive but, rather, thrive in an era characterised by fast-paced change. With its focus on writing across genres, modes and media, this book is ideal for students of Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Media Writing and Journalism.
Sample BBC Radio 4 programme:
Barnard, J. (2019) Presenter. Digital Future: The New Underclass. Radio. BBC Radio 4, 3rd Sept. time 11am & 9th Sept 9pm https://bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000823p.
Description: Dr Josie Barnard investigates the deep social divides created by the digital world. Whether booking a flight to go on holiday or ordering a takeaway, digital technology is so embedded in everyday life that it's easy to assume everyone is on a level playing field. Or that those who aren't are part of an older generation who didn't grow up with computers. But that's a dangerous assumption. 22% of the British population lack the digital skills they need to get by day-to-day. That's more than one in five people who struggle with signing their child up to school, filling in a tax return, or even using a smartphone to make a call. And as more and more essential services move online, falling behind the pace of change carries severe consequences. For young people., the risks of being left behind are buried under the assumption that they are digital natives - that they have supposedly grown up with an innate ability to use digital technology. But as the number of smartphone-only households grows, millions of children are in danger of their digital world shrinking around a tiny touchscreen. Dr Barnard asks if this is simply a question of affordability and motivation, or whether more complicated factors are at play. She speaks to people struggling to find space at public computer banks to complete their Universal Credit forms, and a group who are jumping hurdles to get online because of their severe dyslexia, and gets behind the screens of smartphone-only teenagers to find out how the kind of device and the way we use it can be just as detrimental as not having it at all.
Barnard, J. (2019). ‘Twitter and Creative Writing: generating an “authentic” online self’. In Innocent Chiluwa and Gwen Bouvier (eds) Twitter: Global Perspectives, Uses and Research Techniques. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Barnard, J. (2017) ‘Testing Possibilities: on negotiating writing practices in a “postdigital” age (tools and methods)’, in New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 14: 2, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/14790726.2016.127802; pp. 275-289.
Barnard, J. (2016) ‘Tweets as microfiction: on Twitter’s live nature and 140 character limit as tools for developing storytelling skills’, in New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, Routledge, DOI:10.1080/14790726.2015.1127975, pp. 3-16. (Selected by Taylor and Francis for additional promotion: period of Open Access; press release and blog.)
Barnard, J. (2011) The Book of Friendship. London: Virago.
Barnard, J. (2000) The Pleasure Dome. London: Virago.
Barnard, J. (1996) Poker Face. London: Virago.
Barnard, J. (1994) The Virago Women’s Guide to London. London: Virago.
Barnard, J. (1993) The Virago Women’s Guide to New York. London: Virago.