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Professor Ian Donaldson FBA

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About this Fellow


Current post

  • Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne

Past Appointments

  • Professor of English and from 1974 Director, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, 1969 - 1991
  • Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature, University of Edinburgh, 1991 - 1995
  • Grace I Professor of English, University of Cambridge, 1995 - 2002
  • Tutorial Fellow in English, Wadham College University of Oxford, 1962 - 1969
  • Fellow of King's College, and formerly Grace I Professor of English, University of Cambridge; and from 1 February, Professor and Interim Director, Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University, Canberra, University of Edinburgh, 1995 - 2003
  • Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Other Foreign Institutions, 2007


Cambridge Edition of Works of Ben Jonson 7 vols print + online 2012 print; 2014, 2015 online

The World Upside-Down: Comedy From Jonson to Fielding 1970

Ben Jonson A Life 2012

The rapes of Lucretia: a myth and its transformations 1982

Ben Jonson 1985

Jonson's Magic houses: essays in interpretation 1997

Other Early Modern Languages and Literatures to 1830 Fellows

Professor Ritchie Robertson

German, Dutch and Scandanavian Languages and Literatures Western Europe Germany, Austria History Historical Studies of Language and Literature