Post, Jonathan F S


Post, Jonathan F S
Distinguished Professor
Humanities 296
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A.B. Amherst College, 1970; Ph.D. University of Rochester, 1976.


On the faculty at Yale in the late 1970s, Jonathan Post joined the UCLA English Department in 1980, where he has served as Chair of the Department and has twice been Interim Dean of Humanities. He is the founding and current Director of the UCLA Summer Shakespeare Program in Stratford and London.

His teaching and scholarly interests include seventeenth-century lyric poetry, especially Donne and the “Metaphysicals” (Herbert, Marvell, Vaughan, Crashaw), Milton, Shakespeare, the prose of Sir Thomas Browne, and related religious, cultural, and artifactual matters of the English Renaissance, and Modern and Contemporary poetry.

Current research projects include editing the letters of Anthony Hecht, published by Johns Hopkins University Press (2013).

He is at work on a critical monograph on Hecht’s poetry for Oxford University Press.

He is also the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare’s Poetry (2013), with contributions by thirty-eight scholars.

He has held fellowships from The Folger Shakespeare Library, The National Endowment of the Humanities, The Bogliasco Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Selected Publications

Link to Selected Publications