Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mary Ann Lund Joins Advisory Committee

We welcome Dr. Mary Ann Lund, Lecturer in Renaissance English Literature at the University of Leicester, to the Advisory Committee for the Virtual St Paul's Cathedral Project.

Dr. Lund brings to us her extensive knowledge of Donne's time as Dean of St Paul's Cathedral and her experience as editor of the recently published Volume XII of the new Oxford edition of the Sermons of John Donne. Volume XII includes sermons preached by Donne in St Paul's Cathedral in 1626.

Dr. Lund is also the editor of Volume XIII in this edition, to include sermons Donne preached in St Paul's in 1626 and 1627, forthcoming from the Oxford University Press. 

In addition, she is engaged in a long-term project exploring the figure of Richard III in literature and history, particularly how his scoliosis was perceived and treated, and in how his posthumous reputation developed.

Find more of her work on Richard III in her article "Richard's Back: Death, Scoliosis, and Myth Making," published in the Journal of Medical Humanities in 2015.

In addition, Dr. Lund is the author of Melancholy, Medicine, and Religion in Early Modern England: Reading 'The Anatomy of Melancholy', published by the Cambridge University Press in 2010.

She has also published numerous articles on early modern prose, on the history of medicine, and on religious literature of the early modern period.

Dr. Lund also knows the life and work of a cathedral from the inside out from her service, since 2016, as a lay member of the chapter of Leicester Cathedral, with particular interest in the cathedral's educational mission.

We are honored that Dr. Lund is joining us, and are grateful to her for her interest in the Virtual Cathedral Project.

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