Josie Barnard’s work has been cited by numerous scholars and practitioners. In the field of Creative Writing, Professor Derek Neale describes her research as ‘tailor-made for our times’ (Neale, 2022). Josie is, alongside writers including Anna Burns and Penelope Lively, the subject of a chapter in novelist Sue Gee’s book Just You and the Page: Twelve Writers and Their Art (Seren Books, 2021), due to the importance of her digital and creativity research to the writing community. Gee speaks of how ‘imparting digital literacy is for her something of a mission’ and describes Josie as ‘energised and excited by the digital turn and its limitless possibilities’. Professor Neale says, ‘Dr Barnard has introduced and made available to creative writers internationally an enabling new area of research, one that she has pioneered: namely, multimodal writing’ (Neale, 2022).
Writers who have used Josie’s ‘model of creativity’ (see The Multimodal Writer, pages 83-89) include writer, teacher and researcher Sam Holdstock, who used it to help develop a work of interactive fiction when teaching secondary school students online during the pandemic (Holdstock, 2021).
Writers who have used Josie’s theory of ‘remediation of practice’ (see The Multimodal Writer, pages 39-41 and 73-74) include Sherezade Garcia Rangel, who ‘remediated’ her writing practice to help in the task of creating a new podcast series (Rangel, 2021).
Josie’s work is cited in publications including:
Gee, Sue (2021) ‘Josie Barnard’. In Just You and the Page: Twelve Writers and Their Art. Bridgend: Seren Books. pp. 341-369 https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/just-you-and-page
Gibson-Yates, Sarah (2020). ‘Writing digital culture into the young adult novel’. Book 2.0. Volume 10, Number 1. Intellect Limited, pp.59-70. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/intellect/btwo/2020/00000010/00000001/art00004
Holdstock, Sam (2021) ‘Producing a Frankentext: how a work of interactive fiction (IF) that was written for use in the secondary school English classroom was produced’. In Writing in Education. Issue no. 85 Winter. York: National Association of Writers in Education pp. 34-42 https://www.nawe.co.uk/Private/134656/Live/attachment1/WiE%20Winter%202021%20Producing%20a%20Frankentext.pdf
Neale, Derek (2022) ‘Special Issue Introduction’. In Writing in Practice, Multimodal Writing Special Issue. Vol. 7. York: National Association of Writing in Education (NAWE). Available at: https://www.nawe.co.uk/DB/current-wip-edition-2/articles/introduction-to-special-issue-by-derek-neale.html
Rangel, Sherezade García (2022) ‘On The Hill: Podcasting as a creative manoeuvre for remediation’. In Writing in Practice, Multimodal Writing Special Issue. Vol. 7. York: National Association of Writing in Education (NAWE). Available at: https://www.nawe.co.uk/DB/current-wip-edition-2/articles/x12-on-the-hill-by-sherezade-garca-rangel.html
Richardson, Heather (2022) ‘The Mermaid’s Curse: Case Study of a Multimodal Work-in-Progress.’ In Writing in Practice, Multimodal Writing Special Issue. Vol. 7. York: National Association of Writing in Education (NAWE). Available at: https://www.nawe.co.uk/DB/current-wip-edition-2/articles/3-the-mermaids-curse-by-heather-richardson.html