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Jamie Ferguson

Jamie Ferguson

Honors College Faculty

Email: jhferguson@uh.edu
Phone: 713.743.9017

Jamie H. Ferguson is associate professor of English and Honors. He teaches courses in Renaissance and early modern literature (especially poetry and poetics), Shakespeare, the history and theory of translation, biblical literature, and the Great Books of antiquity and modernity. His first book, Reformation Hermeneutics and Literary Language in Early Modern England: Faith in the Language, on the convergence of biblical hermeneutics and English literature from Tyndale to Donne, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2022. Ferguson is working on a new book on, European Biblical Poetics, which will treat convergences of biblical hermeneutics and literary art in sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century Latin, Italian, French, Polish, and English. He has published articles in Edmund Spenser in ContextThe Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern BibleSixteenth Century JournalPsalms in the Early Modern World, and The Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. He is completing an annotated translation of Joachim du Bellay’s Deffence et illustration de la langue françoyse (1549) and has published many translations of contemporary Polish poetry. 

Ferguson regularly gives papers at the annual meetings of the Renaissance Society of America, the Sixteenth Century Society, the Shakespeare Association of America, and other national and international conferences. For the Sixteenth Century Society 2022 conference, he has organized a series of panels and a roundtable on the topic of early modern literature and religion. Ferguson has received new faculty research and multiple Martha Gano Houstoun Research Grants at the University of Houston and participated in the NEH Summer Seminar, “Tudor Books and Readers, 1485-1603,” in summer of 2012. He has been a finalist for the University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award and has won several lecture awards in the Honors College. Ferguson is on leave in fall 2022.