Ferns, John, ‘Ovid, Juvenal, and "The Silent Woman": A Reconsideration’, in Modern Language Review, 65.2 (1970), 248–53

Ferns, John, review of William Toye, Supplement to the Oxford Companion to Canadian History and Literature, in Modern Language Review, 71.1 (1976), 121–22

Ferns, John, review of Sandra Djwa, E. J. Pratt: The Evolutionary Vision, in Yearbook of English Studies, 6.1 (1976), 329–30

Ferns, John, review of Max Dorsinville, Caliban without Prospero: Essay on Quebec and Black Literature, in American Literature, ed. by G. K. Hunter and C. J. Rawson (= Yearbook of English Studies, 8.1 (1978)), 301–02

Ferns, John, review of Margot Northey, The Haunted Wilderness: The Gothic and Grotesque in Canadian Fiction, in Modern Language Review, 74.1 (1979), 185–86

Ferns, John, review of Carl F. Klinck, Literary History of Canada: Canadian Literature in English, in Modern Language Review, 74.1 (1979), 186–88

Ferns, John, review of R. G. Moyles, English-Canadian Literature to 1900: A Guide to Information Sources, in Theatrical Literature, ed. by G. K. Hunter and C. J. Rawson (= Yearbook of English Studies, 9.1 (1979)), 356–57

Ferns, John, review of Robert D. Chambers, Sinclair Ross and Ernest Buckler, in Modern Language Review, 74.3 (1979), 689

Ferns, John, review of Lorraine McMullen, Sinclair Ross, in Heroes and the Heroic, ed. by G. K. Hunter and C. J. Rawson (= Yearbook of English Studies, 12.1 (1982)), 359–60

Ferns, John, review of Robert Lecker, Jack David, The Annotated Bibliography of Canada's Major Authors. Volume II, in Satire: Essays in Memory of Robert C. Elliott 1914-1981, ed. by C. J. Rawson (= Yearbook of English Studies, 14.1 (1984)), 344–45

Ferns, John, review of Robert G. Lawrence, Samuel L. Macey, Studies in Robertson Davies' Deptford Trilogy, in Satire: Essays in Memory of Robert C. Elliott 1914-1981, ed. by C. J. Rawson (= Yearbook of English Studies, 14.1 (1984)), 361–62

Ferns, John, review of William Toye, The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, in Modern Language Review, 82.4 (1987), 946–47