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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English

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NCLR 2011


Jeffrey Johnson
Department Chair, Professor

Office: Bate 2203
Phone: 252.328.6041


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 Associate Chief Editor of the Commentary for the Donne Variorum project.

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

Selected Publications
“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