L. Bellee Jones-Pierce


A 2010 graduate of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama, Bellee also holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Georgia College & State University.  Her most recent research interests include homosocial relationships in medieval and early modern lyric poetry, specifically John Donne's Songs and Sonnets, the use and form of lyric in non-lyric genres, and the seventeenth-century epithalamium. 


"'If I must example bee':  Donne's Petrarchan Heart as Speculum Amicitiæ" in Friendship in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age:  Explorations of a Fundamental Ethical Discourseedited by Albrecht Classen and Marilyn Sandidge.  Berlin, New York (De Gruyter) 2011, pages 707-726.