Bruce Johnson

 

 


 

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Bruce Johnson  

Office: Keezell 411
Phone: 540-568-6744
Email: johnsoba@jmu.edu
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Courses: Fall 2014
Eng 309: Traditional English Grammar
Eng 410: Advanced Studies in Author. John Milton

Specialization:
17th-century British Poetry

Education:
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May, 1987
M.A., Indiana University, May, 1982
B.A., Greenville College, January, 1976

Publications:
Co-editor. Scandalous Truths: Essays by and about Susan Howatch (Selinsgrove,
          PA: Susquehanna University Press, 2005).

“Howatch and the Academy.” In Johnson, Bruce and Charles A. Huttar, eds.,
          Scandalous Truths: Essays by and about Susan Howatch
(Selinsgrove,
          PA: Susquehanna University Press, 2005). 1-6.

“One Story, One Voice, One Love: The Uses of Convention and Repetition in
          Howatch’s Fiction.” In Johnson, Bruce and Charles A. Huttar, eds., in
          Scandalous Truths: Essays by and about Susan Howatch (Selinsgrove,
          PA: Susquehanna University Press, 2005). 8-32.

Review of Cristina Malcolmson’s Heart-Work: George Herbert and the
          Protestant
Ethic. Christianity and Literature 50.4 (2001): 741-42.

“The Audience Shift in George Herbert’s Poetry.” Studies in English Literature 1500-
          1900
(1995) 35: 89-103.

“The Moral Landscape of ‘The Pardoner’s Tale.’” In Allen, David G. and Robert White,
          eds., Subjects on the World’s Stage: Essays on British Literature of the Middle
          Ages and Renaissance
(Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1995). 54-61

“’To Love the Strife’: George Herbert’s Struggle for His Poetry.” Renascence 46
          (1994): 105-116.

"Theological Inconsistency and its Uses in George Herbert's Poetry. George
          Herbert Journal
15.2 (1992): 1-18.

Review of Janis Lull's The Poem in Time: Reading George Herbert's Revisions of
         
'The Church'. Christianity and Literature 40 (1990): 81-82.

"Penitential Voices in Herbert's Poetry." George Herbert Journal, 8.2 (1985): 1-17.

Presentations:
“Real Life is Meeting: C.S. Lewis and Women,” C.S. Lewis: A 21st Century
          Legacy, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North
          Carolina, October, 2007.

“Round Peak Appalachian Banjo Style and the African/Plantation Style,” American
          Culture Association, Boston, April, 2007.

"Susan Howatch’s Narrative Method.” South Atlantic Modern Language
          Association. November, 2004.

“Toward An Ethics of Reading.” “The English Workshop” of the Council for
          Christian Colleges and Universities. Seattle Pacific University, June 24-July 1, 2001.

“The Word(s): Deconstruction, Literature, and Biblical Exegesis.” “The English
          Workshop” of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Seattle
          Pacific University, June 24-July 1, 2001.

“George Herbert’s Unlawful Prayer.“ Southeast Conference on Christianity and
          Literature. April, 2000.

“The Fiction of Susan Howatch.” Special session chair. South Atlantic Modern
          Language Association. November, 1999.

“The Ecclesiology of Howatch’s Starbridge Novels.” Southeast Conference on
          Christianity and Literature.  April, 1999.

“C.S. Lewis and the Canon.” C.S. Lewis Centenary Celebration. Montreat College.
          April, 1998

"Usurping Scripture: George Herbert and His Contemporaries." Modern
          Language Association. December, 1993.    

"The Moral Landscape of Chaucer's 'Pardoner's Tale.'" The Seventh Citadel Conference
          on Medieval and Renaissance Literature. February, 1991.

"John Donne and the Idea of the Holy Ghost as Arch-Poet," South Atlantic
          Modern Language Association. November, 1990.

"The Audience Shift in Herbert's Poetry," South Atlantic Modern Language
          Association. November, 1989.

"'To Love the Strife': George Herbert's Struggle for His Poetry," South Atlantic
          Modern Language Association. November, 1988.

"The Un-Reformed George Herbert: Anti-Calvinist Currents in Herbert's Poetry," The
          Sixth Citadel Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Literature, March, 1988.

“Herbert's Poetry and the Ricoeur Paradigm of Revelatory Experience." Colloquium
          Series of the Unit for Interpretive Criticism at the University of Illinois.
          September, 1984.

   
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