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Carol Ann Johnston
Martha Porter Sellers Chair of Rhetoric & the English Language

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On sabbatical 2008-09







My primary scholarly and teaching interest is in lyrical writing and its relationship to visual imaging. My teaching includes courses in seventeenth-century English poets: John Donne, George Herbert, William Shakespeare, and John Milton. I also teach a poetry workshop and a course in lyric poetry. My book on Eudora Welty's short fiction concentrates upon her lyricism and interest in photography; I also maintain the Eudora Welty web page for the University of Mississippi Southern Writers site and offer a course in Southern Women Writers. Currently I'm writing about John Donne and books, and Thomas Traherne and the court masque, both leading to book on subjectivity in 17th-century lyric poetry.

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