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Kenneth Chong

Kenneth Chong is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Queensland. A medievalist, he focuses on intellectual history and literature. He has degrees in English from the University of New South Wales (BA, MA) and Princeton University (MA, PhD), and wrote his dissertation on medieval theology and poetry – in particular, how a vibrant theological poetics emerged, in Middle English, out of an older, scholastic tradition. In addition to a book manuscript, he is at work on a project concerning the theological passions, especially in the context of medieval confession.



Literary Theologies: The Medieval Poetics of Scholasticism


'Trees of Knowledge'. Books & Culture, March/April (2015): 33‒34.

'Faith and Reason: Warning the Reader in The Pilgrim’s Progress'. 1650–1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era 15 (2008): 37‒61.

'Enchanting the Reader in The Pilgrim’s Progress'. Bunyan Studies 12 (2006/2007): 70‒87.

'Blood, Sweat and Tears: Self-Chastisement in Donne’s "If poysonous minerals"'. Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 29.4 (2005): 41‒56.