Donald Mell (BA, MAT, MA Yale Univ.; PhD Univ. of Pennsylvania) is the author of A Poetics of Augustan Elegy: Studies of Poems by Dryden, Pope, Prior, Swift, Gray, and Johnson (1974, 1976); English Poetry, 1660-1800: A Guide to Information Sources (1982); and has edited Pope, Swift, and Women Writers (1996) and co-edited Man, God, and Nature in the Enlightenment (1988), Contemporary Studies of Swift's Poetry (1981), and The Poems of Patrick Delany, Comprising also Poems about Him by Jonathan Swift, Thomas Sheridan, And Other Friends and Enemies (2006). He is also the author of numerous articles and reviews. He is presently working on a book dealing with modes of self-presentation in Swift's autobiographical poems and an article dealing with Wit and Raillery in Swift's Delany Poems.
Since 1997 he has been director of the University of Delaware Press.
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