Associate Professor / Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. 1970, Harvard University
Office: English/Counseling Services Bldg. 104
Phone: (785) 532-0385
Fields of interest:
Milton; 17th Century Literature; Literature and the Environment
M. L. Donnelly has contributed to The Milton Encyclopedia and The Spenser Encyclopedia, and he has published articles on Spenser, Bacon, Donne, Milton, Caroline panegyric, Cavalier amatory lyrics, and Marvell's poetry and prose. He is currently working on classical models for literary self-representation in the patronage culture of the English Renaissance, and on the idea and uses of history in the Early Modern Period. His teaching interests include Greek and Roman classics, Medieval and Renaissance humanities, honors courses, and writing about nature.