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David J. Parkinson B.A. (Victoria), M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Toronto)

English professor emeritus

Research Area(s)

  • Literature in premodern Scotland


National Covenant Perth Walking ‘metaphysical’ poetry

Selection of Publications (by Year)

  • Parkinson, D. "The Reformation" In A Companion to Scottish Literature, edited by Gerard Carruthers, 39-51. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2024.
  • Parkinson, D. "Unwrapping Henry Adamson’s Threnodie". Scottish Literary Review 14, 2 (2022): 127-147.
  • Parkinson, D. "Donne, Drummond, and The Beautie of the Remarkable Yeare". The Review of English Studies 73 (2022): 905-918.


Literature Revolution Scotland Seventeenth Century

My edition of Henry Adamson, The Muses Threnodie, has been submitted to the Scottish Text Society. Scope is now expanding to a consideration of Scottish literary production in the 1630s.

Awards & Honours

  • British Academy Visiting Fellowship, awarded by British Academy GBR August 2023-November 2023
  • Strathmartine Trust Award, awarded by Strathmartine Trust GBR August 2023-December 2023