Dr Julia Stapleton, B.A. (Wales), M.A., Ph.D. (Sussex). F.R.Hist.S
I studied for a BA in Politics and Philosophy at University College, Cardiff, and an MA and a PhD in Intellectual History at the University of Sussex. My research is focused on political ideas in Britain in the first half of the twentieth century. I have a particular interest in political writers and thinkers who addressed general as well as more specialised audiences. These have included Ernest Barker, Arthur Bryant and G. K. Chesterton. Conceptions of English and British national identity and related ideals of patriotism feature prominently in my research.
I have just completed an edition of G.K. Chesterton's contributions to the Daily News between 1901 and 1913. This was supported by the AHRC. It is published by Pickering and Chatto in two parts:
School of Government and International Affairs
- Liberal and Conservative thought in Britain
- National identities in British political thought
- The writer and journalist as public moralist in Britain
- Historiography and political thought in Britain
- Stapleton, Julia (2009). Christianity, Patriotism and Nationhood: The England of G.K. Chesterton. Lanham MD: Lexington Books.
- Stapleton, Julia (2006). Sir Arthur Bryant and National History in Twentieth-Century Britain. Lanham, MD.: Lexington Books.
- Stapleton, Julia (2001). Political Intellectuals and Public Identities in Britain since 1850. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
- Stapleton, Julia (1994). Englishness and the Study of Politics: The Social and Political Thought of Ernest Barker. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Stapleton, Julia (2012). G.K. Chesterton at the Daily News: Literature, Liberalism and Revolution, 1901-1913. 8 Volumes, including editorial notes, General Introduction (Volume 1, pp. xv-xxxviii)and Cumulative Index (Volume 8). London: Pickering and Chatto.
Edited works: contributions
- Stapleton, J. (2009). 'England'. In The Oxford Handbook of British Politics. M. Flinders, A. Gamble, C. Hay & M. Kenny Oxford University Press.
- Stapleton, Julia (2007). 'The Classicist as Liberal Intellectual: Gilbert Murray and Alfred Zimmern'. In Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre and International Politics. Stray, Christopher. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 261-291.
- Stapleton, Julia (2005). 'Third Generation Idealism: Religion and Nationality in the political thought of Ernest Barker'. In A Passion for Politics: Essays in Honour of Graham Maddox. Battin, T. Australia: Pearson Education. 121-132.
Edited works: journals
- Stapleton, Julia (2006). Ernest Barker, The Political Theory of Plato and Aristotle (1906): A Centenary Tribute. 23 (2) (Special Issue).
Essays in edited volumes
- Stapleton, Julia (2011). 'Faith, People, and Place: the English Union in the Writings of Arthur Mee and G.K. Chesterton'. In These Englands: A Conversation on National Identity. Aughey, A. & Berberich, C. Manchester University Press. 217-235.
- Stapleton, Julia (2010). 'The Limits of Pro-Fascism and Anti-Fascism: G. K. Chesterton and Arthur Bryant'. In Varieties of Anti-Fascism: Britain in the Interwar Period. Copsey, N. & Olechnowicz, A. Basingstoke.: Palgrave Macmillan. 224-244.
Journal papers: academic
- Stapleton, Julia (2011). 'The De-Christianisation of England: Anglo-Catholic Perspectives in the Early Circle of G.K. Chesterton and in the Late Twentieth Century'. The Chesterton Review 37(1 & 2): 81-104.
- Stapleton, Julia (2011). 'The Historical Context of Chesterton's Interest in Alfred the Great'. The Chesterton Review XXXVII(Nos. 3 & 4): 453-468.
- Stapleton, Julia. (2009). The Voice of Chesterton in the Conversation of England. The Chesterton Review XXXV(3 & 4): 617-633.
- Stapleton, Julia (2006). 'Ernest Barker: Classics England-Britain and Europe 1906-1960'. Polis: Journal of the Society for Greek Political Thought 23(2): 203-221.
- Stapleton, J. (2006). 'The England of G.K. Chesterton'. The Chesterton Review XXXII(3 & 4): 339-356.
- Stapleton, Julia. (2005). 'Citizenship versus Patriotism in Twentieth-Century England'. The Historical Journal 48(1): 151-178.