Faculty: Dr. James Doelman

DSC_9215_J DoelmanAssociate Professor, English
Office: MSJ, Room 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
  • Death and Early Modern Literature
  • Tolkien, Lewis and Friends

Representative Publications

  • King James I and the Religious Culture of England, Oxford: Boydell and Brewer, 2000.
  • The Epigram in England: 1590-1640. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016.
  • “Claimed by two religions: The Elegy on Thomas Washington, 1623, and Middleton’s A Game at Chesse”. Studies in Philology. 110 (2013): 318-49.
  • ‘The Daring Pen of Sorrow’: Elegies on the Death of Thomas Murray (1564-1623)”, Seventeenth Century. October 2017.