Loyola University Chicago

Department of English


Thomas Kaminski

Title/s: Professor

Specialty Area: Classical influences on English poetry, Restoration and 18th-century English literature, Samuel Johnson

Office #: Crown Center 451

Phone: 82788

E-mail: tkamins@luc.edu


B.A., U. of Illinois (1972); A.M. (1973), Ph.D. (1977), Harvard University

Research Interests

Classical influences on English poetry; Restoration and 18th-Century English Literature; Samuel Johnson

Selected Publications

Recent Publications:

“Edmund Waller’s ‘Easy’ Style and the Heroic Couplet,” SEL 55 (2015): 95-123.

“Swift’s Politics Reconsidered,” in Editing Lives: Essays in Honor of O M Brack, Jr., ed. Jesse G. Swan (Bucknell, 2014): 151-76.

“Three Contexts for Reading Johnson’s Parliamentary Debates,” in Samuel Johnson: New Contexts for a New Century, ed. Howard Weinbrot (Huntington Library Press, 2014): 195-216.

Samuel Johnson’s Debates in Parliament, vols. 11-13 of The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson, ed. Thomas Kaminski and Benjamin Hoover, text edited by O M Brack, Jr., Yale University Press, 2012.

“The Nature of Johnson’s Toryism,” in The Politics of Samuel Johnson, ed. Howard Erskine-Hill and Jonathan Clark (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2012): 9-56.

Work in Progress:
A study of classical influences on English poetry from Edmund Waller through Samuel Johnson