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Poems, by J.D. (1635) and the Creation of John Donne's Literary Biography
(John Donne Journal, 2013)
When, in 1619, John Donne urged Sir Robert Ker to remind readers of Biathanatos that it was "a Book written by jack Donne, and not by D. Donne," he probably did not expect this brief, personal message to become a ...
Speculation and multiple dedications in Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum
(The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015)
This essay analyzes how the dedications in Aemilia Lanyer's Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum (1611) not only mark the transition between the reciprocal gift economy of patronage and commercial book sales but also recommend the ...