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CONTRIBUTORS Gale H. Carrithers, Jr., who recently passed away, was Professor Emeritus of English and sometime Sternberg Professor of Honors at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Donne at Sermons: A Christian Existential World (1972) and Mumford, Tate, Eiseley: Watchers in the Night (1991). With James D. Hardy, Jr., he is coauthor of Milton and the Hermeneutic Journey (1994), Age of Iron: English Renaissance Tropologies of Love and Power (1998), and Shakespeare and the Tropes of Love (in progress). Annette Deschner studied English literature and linguistics and theology at Heidelberg University, receiving her M.A. in 1998. Currently she is working on her Ph.D. thesis on John Donne at Heidelberg University. Daniel W. Doerksen, Honorary Research Professor of English at the University of New Brunswick, is the author of Conforming to the Word: Herbert , Donne, and the English Church before Laud and of articles on Donne, Herbert, Spenser, and Milton. Together with Christopher T. Hodgkins, he has edited essays for a book to be entitled Centered on the Word: Literature , Scripture, and the Tudor-Stuart Middle Way. He is also working on a study of Donne and the Bible. Raymond-Jean Frontain is Professor of English and Director of the Humanities and World Cultures Institute at the University of Central Arkansas. A commentary editor for the Divine Poems volume in the John Donne Variorum (in progress), he coedited John Donne’s Religious Imagination : Essays in Honor of John T. Shawcross (1995) and at present is completing a book to be titled The Art of Knowing Heaven: John Donne’s Biblical Self-Fashioning. Chanita Goodblatt is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Her research interests include Christian Hebraism in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England (particularly in Donne’s sermons and in 361 the Sidneian Psalms), the cognitive study of poetic metaphor, and poetry and discourse. She has published articles in Mosaic, Style, Renaissance and Reformation, Exemplaria, Poetics Today, Journal of Literary Semantics, Prooftexts, and Language and Literature. She is currently working on a book to be titled Written with the Fingers of Man’s Hand: John Donne and the Hebraic Tradition. James D. Hardy, Jr., is Professor of History, Associate Dean of the Honors College, and sometime Sternberg Professor of Honors at Louisiana State University. He is the author or coauthor of seven books, most recently, with Gale H. Carrithers, Jr., Milton and the Hermeneutic Journey (1994), Age of Iron: English Renaissance Tropologies of Love and Power (1998), and “Shakespeare and the Tropes of Love” (in progress). Additionally, he has published The New York Giants Base Ball Club: 1870–1900 (1996) and, with coauthor Leonard J. Stanton, the introduction to the Signet edition (2000) of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Currently, also with Professor Stanton, he is completing a book on Nikolai Gogol. Jeffrey Johnson is Professor of English at Northern Illinois University. In addition to the articles he has published on Donne, Henry Vaughan, George Herbert, and Richard Crashaw, he is the author of The Theology of John Donne and coeditor of Discovering and (Re)Covering the SeventeenthCentury Religious Lyric. He is also a contributing editor for The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne. Elena Levy-Navarro is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. She has been working on issues related to the English Reformation since her graduation from Yale University in 1993 with a degree in English literature. She has published articles on the religio-political milieu of the seventeenth century as well as on John Donne. Catherine Gimelli Martin directs the English Honors Program and the Literature Concentration at the University of Memphis. Besides three essays on Donne (one forthcoming in Studies in English Literature) and many more on other major poets of the period, she has published a booklength study of Miltonic allegory. This book—The Ruins of Allegory: “Paradise Lost” and the Metamorphosis of Epic Convention—won the Milton Society of America’s James Holly Hanford Award in 1999. She is currently completing an edited collection entitled Reading Milton Writing Gender as well as a full-length study of Bacon’s contributions to the episteme of early modernity: Proteus Unbound: The Poetics of the Baconian Revolution. 362 · Contributors Brent Nelson is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the author of articles on Roger Ascham, John Hoskyns, and “The Social Context of Rhetoric, 1500–1640.” He has recently completed a...


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