Barfield Scholarship
Essays, Book Chapters, and Monographs
on Owen Barfield and His Work

Abrams, M.H. "On Owen Barfield." Ohio Review 13 (Spring 1972). 84-89.

___. "Review of History, Guilt, and Habit." Towards 1.5 (1979): 27-29.

Adey, Lionel. "The Poet Exiled and Restored:  Shelley's 'Defense of Poetry' and Barfield's Poetic Diction."

Altizer, Thomas J. J. Review of Worlds Apart and Saving the Appearances. Journal of Bible and Religion 384-85.

Avens, Roberts. "Western Romanticism and the East." From  Imagination is Reality: Western Nirvana in Jung, Hillman, Barfield, and Cassirer. Dallas: Spring, 1980.

Brown, Norman O.  "On Interpretation." 

Carpenter, Humphrey, "Owen Barfield: Biographical Note" (from The Inklings).

Carnell, Corbin. "The Influence of Owen Barfield on C. S. Lewis." From Bright Shadow of Reality: C. S. Lewis and the Feeling Intellect. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1974.

Cruse, Don. "Evolution as a Property of Mind."

Diener, Astrid. "An Interview with Owen Barfield: Poetic Diction—Between Conception and Publication." Mythlore: A Journal of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and the Genres of Myth and Fantasy 20.4 (1995): 14-19.

____. The Role of Imagination in Culture and Society: Owen Barfield's Early Work. Leipzig Explorations in Literature and Culture, V. 6. Galda + Wilch Verlag. Glienicke/Berlin, Cambridge/Massachusetts 2002. 

Farrell, Kate. "Owen Barfield's Poetic Magic." Threshold: A Publication of the Anthroposophical Society in New York City.

Flieger, Verlyn. "Barfield's Poetic Diction and Splintered Light." Studies in the Literary Imagination 14:2 (1981): 47-66.

Fulweiler, Howard W.  "The Other Missing Link: Owen Barfield and the Scientific Imagination." Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 46.1 (1993): 39-55.

Grant, Patrick. "Belief in Thinking: Owen Barfield and Michael Polanyi." Six Modern Authors and Problems of Belief. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1979: 121-66.

___. "The Quality of Thinking: Owen Barfield as Literary Man and Anthroposophist." Seven 3 (1982): 113-25.

Gruenler, Curtis. "Owen Barfield: Prophet of Postmodernism."

Hipolito, Jane. "Mystery Stories: Owen Barfield's Prose Fiction."

___. "Owen Barfield and the American Dream." Perspectives 68.3 (June-August 1999): 12-18.

Hipolito, T. A. "Before the New Criticism: A Study of Owen Barfield's Poetic Diction." Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 46.1 (1993): 3-39.

Hocks, Richard A. "The Other Postmodern Theorist: Owen Barfield's Concept of the Evolution of  Consciousness." Tradition & Discovery: The Polanyi Society Periodical XVIII (1991-92): 27-38. 

Hunter, Jeanne Clayton. "Owen Barfield: A Change of Consciousness." The Nassau Review: 4.5 (1984): 93-101.

___. "Owen Barfield: Christian Apologist." Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 36 (1984): 171-79.

Johnson, W. C. "Introducing Owen Barfield." Towards.

Jones, Roger S. from Physics as Metaphor. New York: New American Library, 1982.

Knight, Gareth. "Owen Barfield." The Magical World of the Inklings: J. R. R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield. Longmead, England: Element, 1991: 208-41.

Kranidas, Thomas. "C. S. Lewis and the Poetry of Owen Barfield." The Bulletin of the New York C. S. Lewis Society. 12.2 (1980): 1-2.

___. "The Defiant Lyricism of Owen Barfield." Seven: An Anglo American Literary Review. 6 (1985), 23-33.

Lachman, Gary. "Owen Barfield and the Evolution of Consciousness." Lapis 3.


Lavery, David. "Detached Retinas: 'Camera Man' and the Private-Eye Film." Towards 3.1 (1987): 26-31.

___. "An Owen Barfield Readers Guide." Seven 15 (1998): 97-112.

Lobdell, Jared C. "Not Least of the Inklings." National Review 24  17 March 1972: 292-3.

Mead, Marjorie L. "Afterword." The Silver Trumpet. 1925; rpt. Boulder, CO: Bookmakers Guild, 1986: 117-23.

Medcalf, Stephen.  "The Language Learned of Elves: Owen Barfield, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings." Seven 16 (1999): 31-53. 

Meiners, R. K. Review of What Coleridge Thought Criticism 15 (1973):  174–182.

Meyers, Doris. "Breaking Free; The Closed Universe in E. M. Forster, Owen Barfield, and C. S. Lewis." Mythlore 21.3 (1996): 7-11.

Morris, Francis J. and Ronald C. Wendling. "Coleridge and 'the Great Divide' between C. S. Lewis and Owen Barfield." Studies in the Literary Imagination 22.2 (1989): 149-159.

Myers, Doris. "The Meaning  of Meaning and Poetic Diction." C. S. Lewis in Context. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1994.

Nelson, Dale. "Legacy of the Second Friend." Touchstone 11.3 (May-June 1998), 36-38.

Norwood, W. D., Jr. "C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, and the Modern Myth." Midwest Quarterly 4 (1967).

Piehler, Paul. "On the Less Traveled Road: The Quest for Final Participation in Barfield and C. S. Lewis." Paper given at the Barfield Centenary, December 1998.

Potts, Donna. Howard Nemerov and Objective Idealism: The Influence of Owen Barfield. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1994. 

Ralston, Patricia. "Owen Barfield's This Ever Diverse Pair." Legal Studies Forum 24.3-4 (2000): 554-58.

Reilly, R. J. "Anthroposophical Romanticism." Romantic Religion: A Study in the Work of Owen Barfield, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1971: 13-97. 

___. "Owen Barfield: Symbol and Teacher." Paper Presented at the Philological Association of the Carolinas, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1984.

Schenkel, Elmar. "Interview mit Owen Barfield." Inklings: Jahrbuch fur Literatur und Asthetik 11 (1993): 23-38.

Sherman, Jacob. An Ever Diverse Pair: Owen Barfield, Teilhard de Chardin, and the Evolution of Consciousness

Sisk, John P. "Communicating: A Review of Worlds Apart." Commonweal 80 24 April  1964: 154.

Sugerman, Shirley. "Barspecs: Owen Barfield's Vision." Seven

Talbott, Stephen L. "Owen Barfield: The Evolution of Consciousness." From the Future Does Not Compute: Transcending the Machines in Our Midst. Sebastpol, CA: O'Reilly and Associates, 1995: 385-405.

Tennyson, G.B.  "Owen Barfield and the Rebirth of Meaning." Southern Review 5 (1969): 42-57.

___. "Owen Barfield: First and Last Inklings." The World & I, April 1990: 540-55.

Thorson, Stephen. "Barfield's Evolution of Consciousness: How Much Did Lewis Accept?" Seven 15 (1998): 9-35.
___. "Knowing and Being in C. S. Lewis's 'Great War' with Owen Barfield." Bulletin of the New York C. S. Lewis Society 15.1 (1983): 1-8.

Tripp, Raymond. "Owen Barfield, Rudolf Steiner, and Anthroposophy." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 21: 1-2, 92-102.

___. "Thoreau, Dickinson, and Barfield and The World As Window of Opportunity."

Ulreich, John C., Jr. "Afterword." Orpheus: A Poetic Drama: 117-37. 

Zimmer, Robert. "How Mechanism and Materialism Became Synonymous: Variations on a Theme by Owen Barfield."