Professor Peter McCullough


My research is dominated by two major projects: the sixteen-volume Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne, of which I am General Editor; and a major scholarly biography of Donne's contemporary, Lancelot Andrewes (both for Oxford University Press). An unexpected by-product of the latter is work also in progress as a book on Andrewes' college contemporary, Edward Kirke, sometimes said to be the 'E.K.' of Spenser's Shepheardes Calendar. I use historical sources and methodologies to reconstruct detailed contexts for interpreting and editing early modern religious lives, institutions, and texts.

I welcome enquiries from potential post-graduate students interested in supervision in early modern religious writing, textual editing, biography, and history of the book.


English literature 1550-1760.

General Editor, The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne


College Website


  • Robert Veysey of Chimney: 'From nothing to a very great estate'?

  • 'Avant-garde Conformity' in the 1590s

  • Volume I: Sermons Preached at the Jacobean Courts, 1615-19

  • Sermons

  • Music Reconciled to Preaching

  • More