Faculty: Dr. James Doelman

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Chair, School of Humanities
Associate Professor, English
Office: BR 301B
Email: jdoelman@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-432-8353 ext 28248

Academic Background

  • B.A. (Hons). Western University
  • 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.
  • The Epigram in England: 1590-1640. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016.
  • “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