Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey Johnson

Title: Professor
Office: Bate 2147
Phone: 252.328.6378
E-Mail: JohnsonJ@ecu.edu


Jeffrey Johnson specializes in British Renaissance literature, with particular emphasis on the poetry and prose of the era. He is the author of The Theology of John Donne, a past president of the John Donne Society, and the General Editor of the John Donne Variorum project. He also serves the Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences as the Director of the Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series.


B.A. Manhattan Christian College
M.A. University of Missouri, Columbia 
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia 

Research Interests

John Donne
British Renaissance poetry & prose

Courses Taught

ENGL 6151/4091: Shakespeare's Poetry
ENGL 6131: 17th Century Poetry & Prose 
ENGL 4070: Shakespeare's Histories 
ENGL 3000: History of British Literature to 1700
ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing 
ENGL 1000: Appreciating Literature 

Selected Publications and Presentations

“Donne, imperfect.” John Donne Journal 27 (2008): 1-20. “Consecrating Lincoln’s Inn Chapel.” John Donne Journal 23 (2004): 139-60.

“‘which ‘longs to women of all fashion’: Churching and Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.” Early Theatre 7.2 (2004): 75-85.  

“‘One, four, and infinite’: John Donne, Thomas Harriot, and Essayes in Divinity.” John Donne Journal 22 (2003): 109-43.  

“John Donne and Paolo Sarpi: Rendering the Council of Trent.” John Donne and the Protestant Reformation: New Perspectives. Ed. Mary Arshagouni Papazian. Detroit: Wayne State U P, 2003. 90-112.  

Website Links

John Donne Society
John Donne Variorum