John McDiarmid

Emeritus Professor of British and American Literature - Humanities

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Professor Emeritus of British & American Literature

Professor McDiarmid currently does research and writing based at The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. He is currently engaged on a biography of Sir John Cheke, a leading mid-Tudor English classical humanist, and editions of two of Cheke’s Latin works.

Selected Publications
The Monarchical Republic of Early Modern England:  Essays in Response to Patrick Collinson,
ed. John F. McDiarmid, St Andrews Studies in Reformation History (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007).

‘“To content god quietlie”: the Troubles of Sir John Cheke under Queen Mary’, in1556–57: The Crucible of English Confessional Conflict, ed. Elizabeth Evenden, (Ashgate, forthcoming)

‘The Practice of Prelates:  Tyndale’s Papal Narrative and Its German Model’,Reformation 9

‘Sir John Cheke’s Preface to De Superstitione’, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History48 (1997)

‘Classical Epitaphs for Heroes of Faith: Mid-Tudor Neo-Latin Memorial Volumes and their Protestant Context’ (with an edition of 8 Neo-Latin poems), The International Journal of the Classical Tradition 3 (1996)

‘Sir John Cheke’s Protestant Ciceronianism and Its Background’, Proceedings of the PMR Conference 10 (1986)

‘John Lyly’, in Critical Survey of Drama (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1985)

‘Humanism, Protestantism and English Scripture, 1533–1540’, Journal of  Medieval and Renaissance Studies 14 (1984)

‘Artifice and Self-Consciousness in The Sea and the Mirror’ (with Lucy S. McDiarmid),Contemporary Literature 16 (1975). Rpt. in Caliban, ed. Harold Bloom (New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1992)