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Dr. James Doelman

Dr. James Doelman

Department of English
Office: BR 301B
Telephone: 519 432 8353 ext 28248

Academic Background

  • B.A. (Hons). University of Western Ontario
  • M.A. and Ph.D., McMaster University

Research and Scholarly Interests

General area of interest is late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century literature; within that broad area, I work with:

  • Elegies and epitaphs
  • Religious poetry
  • Poetry in manuscript


  • Introduction to Literature and Composition
  • Poetics
  • Renaissance Literature
  • Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • Donne and Herbert

Representative Publications

  • "King James I and the Religious Culture of England", Oxford, 2000.
  • "Epigrams and Political Satire in Early Stuart England", Huntington Library Quarterly, 69 (2006) :31-45.
  • "Not as the mourning of some private fate": John Earle's Funeral Elegy on Sir John Burroughs". English Literacy Renaissance. 41 (2011): 485-502.
  • Database Index of English Epigrams, 1590 to 1640