Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey Johnson

Title: Professor
Office: Bate 2147
Phone: 252.328.6378


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.


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

Research Interests

Courses Taught

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