Lara Crowley

Lara Crowley

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies in English
Renaissance English Literature

Office: RH214B
Email: lcrowley@niu.edu 

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park; 2007
  • M.A. North Carolina State University; 2002
  • B.S. North Carolina State University; 1999

Professional Interests

  • British Renaissance
  • John Donne studies
  • Book History
  • Manuscript Studies
  • Scholarly Editing in Digital Environments

Selected Publications

  • Manuscript Matters: Reading John Donne's Poetry and Prose in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018).
  • The Oxford Edition of the Letters of John Donne, text editors Lara M. Crowley, Donald R. Dickson, and Ernest W. Sullivan, II and commentary editors Dennis Flynn, M. Thomas Hester, Anne James, Margaret Maurer, and Jeanne M. Shami (Oxford University Press, in progress).
  • “Samuel Tuke’s John Donne” in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts: Papers of the Renaissance English Text Society, 2012-2016, editor Arthur F. Marotti (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, forthcoming 2018).
  • “Attribution and Anonymity: Donne, Ralegh, and Fletcher in British Library, MS Stowe 962,” in Manuscript Miscellanies in Early Modern England, editors Joshua Eckhardt and Daniel Starza-Smith (Ashgate Press, 2014), pp. 133-49.
  • “John Donne,” Oxford Bibliographies Online, editor Margaret King (Oxford University Press, 2013).
  • “Donne’s Dubia: Reassessing the Authorship of Six Prose Works,” John Donne Journal 30 (2011): 31-49.
  • “Was Southampton a Poet? A Verse Letter to Queen Elizabeth,” English Literary Renaissance 41.1 (2011): 111-45.
  • “Archival Research,” in The Oxford Handbook of John Donne, editors Dennis Flynn,M. Thomas Hester, and Jeanne Shami (Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 34-42.
  • “A Text of Donne’s ‘Resurrection. Imperfect,’” John Donne Journal 29 (2010): 185-98.
  • Lara M. Crowley and Brian Blackley, “Literary and Cultural Contexts,” in The Seventeenth-Century Literature Handbook, editors Robert C. Evans and Eric J. Sterling (London: Continuum Press, 2010), pp. 58-84.
  • “Donne, not Davison: Reconsidering the Authorship of ‘Psalme 137,’” Modern Philology 105.4 (2008): 603-36.
  • “Cecil and the Soul: Donne’s Metempsychosis in its Context in Folger Manuscript V. a. 241,” English Manuscript Studies, 1100-1700 13 (2007): 47-76.
  • “Establishing a ‘fitter’ Text of Donne’s ‘The Good Morrowe,’” John Donne Journal 22 (2003): 5-21.

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