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Jeffery Donaldson, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Email: jdonalds@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-525-9140 x.24132
Office: Chester New Hall 308

Areas of Interest

English; Short Genres

Profile

Jeffery Donaldson is a professor of English at McMaster University. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. His most recent graduate courses are in metaphor theory and modern and contemporary American poetry. Author of articles on a variety of contemporary American and Canadian poets, including James Merrill, Richard Howard, Robert Lowell, Mark Strand, Elizabeth Bishop, and Anne Compton, he has also co-edited (with Alan Mendelson) a collection of essays entitled Frye and the Word: Religious Contexts in the Writings of
Northrop Frye. An advocate of inquiry and problem-based learning in the Humanities, his current research involves metaphor, evolution, and cognitive theory. He is also a well-respected poet with a number of published collections of poems.

Publications

Books:

Print

 

 

Missing Link: the Evolution of Metaphor and the Metaphor of Evolution. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Echo Soundings

 

 

 

Echo Soundings: Essays on Poetry and Poetics. Windsor: Palimpsest Press, 2014.

 

 

 

 

Slack Action

 

 

 

Slack Action. Erin: Porcupine’s Quill, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

Guesswork

 

 

Guesswork. Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions. 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

Palilalia

 

 

Palilalia. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

waterglass

 

 

 

Waterglass. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999.

 

 

 

 

once out of nature

 

 

 

Once Out of Nature. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1991.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Edited Collections:

Frye and the Word: Religious Contexts in the Writings of Northrop Frye. Eds. Jeffrey Donaldson and Alan Mendelson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004.