Joseph J. Feeney

Portrait de Joseph J. Feeney
Joseph J. Feeney, S.J., is Professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and Co-Editor of The Hopkins Quarterly. A Jesuit priest, he has published The Playfulness of Gerard Manley Hopkins (2008), and co-edited Hopkins Variations: Standing round a Waterfall (2002), a collection of 35 essays by scholars, poets, composers, artists, and actors from 13 countries. He has published over 100 Hopkins articles and reviews in England, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada, and the U.S., and given 75 lectures on him in England, Wales, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Japan, and the U.S. In 1998 he discovered in London an unknown poem by Hopkins, “‘Consule Jones’” (1875), a comic work of 48 lines composed to an old Welsh melody. He has written on American and English novelists, contemporary poets and dramatists, music (Mahler, Bruckner, and Tavener), and Jesuit education; has held visiting chairs at Georgetown, Santa Clara, and Seattle Universities; and in 2009 was Visiting Scholar at Theaterwork in Santa Fe, New Mexico.