Barbara Burch



  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • B.A., M.A., University of Kentucky


  • English Composition I and II
  • British Literature Survey I and II
  • Romantic Literature
  • Victorian Literature
  • Modern British Literature
  • Anglo-Irish Literature
  • Irish Myth and Folklore

Teaching and Research Areas:

  • The Invention of Tradition in Browning, Yeats and Pound
  • Robert Browning’s Later Poetry
  • Aubrey Beardsley’s illustrations of Pope
  • Thomas Hardy’s Poetry
  • James Joyce
  • Contemporary Irish Poetry
  • The English Novel
  • Irish Myth and Folklore


  • Coach, Georgetown College Academic Team
  • Faculty Adviser, College Democrats

Other Service:

  • Honors Committee (Program Director)
  • Honors Adviser
  • Phi Beta Kappa Committee

Awards and Information:

Dr. Burch joined the faculty in 1994. In 1994 and 2001, she was named “Favorite Professor” by the Alpha Lambda Delta honorary. She received the John Walker Manning “Distinguished Mentor and Teacher “Award in 1999, was recognized as Outstanding Academic Adviser in 2005, and awarded the Cawthorne “Excellence in Teaching” Award in 2006. At the 2011 Senior Banquet, she presented with the Lindsey Apple Student Life Award.

She chairs the English Department and directs the Honors Program.

Dr. Burch is happy to hear from former students. Please e-mail .

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