John Stone



  Stone   John Stone is the Serra Hunter fellow in English Literature at the Universitat de Barcelona, where he lectures on British literature of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. . He has published a scholarly edition of Samuel Johnson’s Preface to Shakespeare in Catalan, as well as articles in the collections Samuel Johnson in Context (Cambridge UP), Anniversary Essays on Johnson’s  Dictionary (Cambridge UP), Cultural Transfer through Translation (Rodopi), and The Eighteenth Century (Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers, Vol. 5), and in journals such as The Age of Johnson. He has enjoyed fellowships at the Beinecke Library (Yale University), and the National Library of Scotland, the latter as a British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Visiting Scholar; as well as a special collections research grant at the University of Aberdeen. As an invited or plenary speaker, he has given talks at Wolfson College, Oxford; Bucknell  University; McGill University; Pembroke College, Oxford; and the University of Maryland.  He is currently engaged in a study of Thomas David Boswell and Anglo-Spanish cultural transfer in the circle of the eighteenth-century Scottish banker Robert Herries, and is to edit the T. D. Boswell’s correspondence for The Yale Edition of the Private Papers of James Boswel; and in a parallel study of a community of Scots in eighteenth-century Valladolid, their books, and their lives as readers. More broadly, in recent years his research has focused on English as a language of culture in eighteenth-century Spain, with a particular emphasis on personal and institutional library formation, book smuggling, and instances of direct English- to-Spanish translation. Since 2012 he has served as founding president of the English-speaking Children’s Parents’ Association of Catalonia; and he has contributed opinion pieces on Spanish and Canadian affairs to The Globe and Mail (Toronto) and El País.