Notes on the Contributors

John E. Booty is historiographer of the Episcopal Church.  He has written or edited several books relevant to this book’s theme: The Elizabethan Prayer Book (1976), Three Anglican Divines on Prayer: Jewel, Andrewes, and Hooker(1978), The Godly Kingdom in Tudor England (1981), The Works of Richard Hooker, vol. 4 (1982), and John Donne: Divine Poems, Sermons, Meditations, and Prayers (1990).

Diana Treviño Benet is on the Humanities Faculty at the New School  University.  In addition to essays on Milton and other seventeenth-century authors, she is the author of Secretary of Praise: The Poetic Vocation of George Herbert (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1984) and Something to Love: The Novels of Barbara Pym (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1986).

William Blissett is Professor Emeritus of English at University College, University of Toronto where he taught from 1965 to 1987 and edited the University of Toronto Quarterly 1965-76. He has edited or  co-edited several books including Reid MacCallum: Imitation and Design, Editing Illustrated Books, A Celebration of Ben Jonson, and The Spenser Encyclopedia.  He is the author of The Long Conversation: A Memoir of David Jones and the recipient of a Craft and Tradition: Essays in Honour of Willliam Blissett.

G. Richmond Bridge is Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  From 1977 until 1998 he was Chaplain of the University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Anglican Chaplain of Dalhousie University; he has also served as rector of parishes in both Pennsylvania and Nova Scotia.  He has lectured in the fields of  English Literature and Religious Studies at a number of universities in both the United States and  Canada; he has addressed many conferences and published numerous articles.

Bryan N. S. Gooch holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of British Columbia and a Ph. D. from the University of London; he also holds an A.R.C.T. from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, and  L.T.C.L. and F.T.C.L. from Trinity College of Music, London.  He has been a faculty member of the University of Victoria since 1964, where he is currently Professor of English.  Also a pianist and conductor, Professor Gooch has performed in numerous recitals, concerts and CBC  broadcasts.  His research has focused on the relationship between poetry and music; he is the co-editor of four major catalogues of musical settings of–and music related to–British literature, including the five-volume Shakespeare Music Catalogue (Oxford:  Clarendon, 1991).

Mary Ellen Henley is a doctoral candidate in English at UBC where she has returned after 36 years as a classroom teacher whose areas of specialization were English, Choral Music, and Band.  She worked as research assistant to Professor Stanwood  on his contribution to volume 1 of the New CBEL, on the Holy Sonnets volume of the John Donne Variorum, on his Life of Walton and on other work in progress.  She hopes to receive her degree in the spring of 2001.  Her dissertation is a critical edition of Sir Edwin Sandys’ Europae Speculum.

Wyman H. Herendeen is Professor of English and Chair of the Department at the University of Houston.  He has published widely in Renaissance studies, including articles on Edmund Spenser, John Milton, Ben Jonson and on landscape literature, Renaissance libraries, and historiography.  His From Landscape to Literature: The River and the Myth of Geography (Duquesne, 1986) was awarded Choices’ “Best Academic Book” designation.  He has also taught at the University of Windsor, where he was Head of the Department, and at the University of Toronto.

W. Speed Hill is Emeritus Professor of English at the Graduate Center and Lehman College, City University of New York.  He was General  Editor of The Folger Library Edition of The Works of Richard Hooker (7 vols.; 1977-98) and is co-editor of Text: An Interdisciplinary Annual of Textual Studies.

Kathleen Grant Jaeger has been retired since 1993 from the University of King’s College, Halifax, Canada, where she holds the honorary rank of Inglis Professor.  Earlier she taught in the Departments of English at the University of British Columbia and at Acadia University.  She has edited three volumes of conference proceedings: Earth and the Mind’s Eye, The Sense of the Contemporary, and The Idea of the University: 1789–1989, and published articles on nineteenth-century Catholic fiction, E.M. Forster, and children’s literature.  In collaboration with Baidar Bakht she has published two volumes of modern Urdu poetry in translation: An Anthology of Modern Urdu Poetry and Selected Poems of Akhtar-ul-Iman.  A third volume, Collected Poems of Sardar Ali Jaffrey, is forthcoming.

Lee M. Johnson, who completed his studies at Princeton University, has spent his academic career at the University of British Columbia where he became a Professor in 1983.  His published works comprise two books on Wordsworth and various articles on classical, Renaissance, and Romantic poetry.

X. J. Kennedy, a teaching fellow at the University of Michigan with Paul Stanwood in the 1950s, was later his colleague at Tufts University.  Kennedy’s books include Nude Descending a Staircase (1961) and Dark Horses (1992), and his textbooks An Introduction to Poetry, Ninth Edition, co-edited with Dana Gioa.  For his poetry, he has received honorary degrees and several awards, most recenly the Aiken Taylor Award of the University of the South and the Sewanee Review, and the Year 2000 Award for Excellence in Children’s Poetry from the National Council of Teachers of English.

Louis L. Martz is Sterling Professor of English, Emeritus, at Yale University.  He is the author of five books on seventeenth-century literature, including The Poetry of Meditation (1954) and Milton, Poet of Exile (1980, 1986).  He served as Chairman of the Editorial Board for the recently completed Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St.Thomas More and has published Thomas More: The Search for the Inner Man (1990).  He has also published widely in the field of the twentieth century, with editions of both the Collected Poems (1983) and the Selected Poems (1986) of H. D., and an edition of D. H. Lawrence’s Quetzacoatl  (1995), the early version of The Plumed Serpent.  His studies in this field have recently been summed up in his book Many Gods and Many Voices: The Role of the Prophet in English and American Modernism (1998).

Graham Parry’s first full-time teaching appointment was at UBC in the 1960’s.  Returning to England, he taught at the University of Leeds and then at the University of York, where he is now Professor of English.  His publications include: The Golden Age Restor’d (1981), Seventeenth-Century Poetry: the Social Context (1985), the Seventeenth-Century volume for the Longman Literature in English series (1989), and The Trophies of Time: English Antiquarians of the 17th Century (1995).  On two occasions he has taught at Doshisha University in Kyoto, and in 1993-94 he returned to UBC as a Visiting Professor.

Ted–Larry Pebworth is William E. Stirton Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at the University of Michigan–Dearborn.  He is author of Owen Felltham, and co-author of Ben Jonson Revised (1999), co-editor of collections of essays on Herbert, Jonson and the Sons of Ben, Donne, Marvell, the seventeenth-century religious lyric, poetry and politics in the seventeenth century, Renaissance discourses of desire, the wit of seventeenth-century poetry, representing women in the Renaissance, and the English civil wars in the literary imagination.  A senior textual editor and member of the Advisory Board of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, he has served as president of the John Donne Society.

John T. Shawcross is Emeritus Professor of English, University of Kentucky, and the author of various books and articles on Renaissance literature.  Among his studies are Paradise Regain’d: ‘Worthy Not T’Have Remain’d So Long Unsung’ (Duquesne University Press, 1991) and John Milton: The Self and the World  (University Press of Kentucky, 1993).

Ray Siemens, who studied under Paul Stanwood in the University of British Columbia’s Department of English from 1993–97, is Lecturer in English at Malaspina University College, Nanaimo, BC.  From 1997-9 he was Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English at the University of Alberta.  Editor and founder of the journal Early Modern Literary Studies, he is also editor of several Renaissance texts—including an electronic edition of Tottel’s Miscellany (in Ian Lancashire, et al., eds., Using TACT with Electronic Texts [MLA, 1996])—as well as editor of a number of collections that deal with the intersection of literary studies and computing.  Recent publications include “The Works and Life of John Milton: Select Studies and Resources” (in Dennis Danielson, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Milton [Cambridge UP, 1999], “Disparate Structures, Electronic and Otherwise: Conceptions of Textual Organisation in the Electronic Medium, with Reference to Editions of Shakespeare and the Internet” (in Michael Best, ed., The Internet Shakespeare: Opportunities in a New Medium [1998]: 6.1–29), and “‘As strayght as ony pole’: Publius Cornelius, Edmund de la Pole, and Contemporary Court Satire in Henry Medwall’s Fulgens and Lucres” Renaissance Forum 1.2 [1996]: 1–37.  His edition, The Lyrics of the Henry VIII Manuscript, is forthcoming.

Ken Simpson completed his doctorate in 1995 at the University of British Columbia and now teaches seventeenth–century literature at the University College of the Cariboo in Kamloops, British Columbia.  Milton’s poetry and contemporary science fiction are among his research interests.  Recent publications include “Rhetoric and Revelation: Milton’s use of Sermo in De Doctrina Christiana” (Studies in Philology 96.3 [1999] 334-47) and “Lingering Voices, Telling Silences: Silence and the Word in Paradise Regained,” in Milton Studies XXXV, ed. Albert C. Labriola (Pittsburgh, 1997).

Claude J. Summers, William E. Stirton Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, has published widely on seventeenth- and twentieth-century literature.  Co-editor of collections of essays on a wide variety of Renaissance and seventeenth-century topics and figures and author of book-length studies of Marlowe, Jonson, Isherwood, Forster, and twentieth-century English and American gay fiction, he has recently published an edition of the Selected Poems of Ben Jonson and the Lambda Award-winning The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage.  He is a past president of the John Donne Society and a recipient of the Donne Society Distinguished Publication Award.

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