Assistant Professor of English

Department(s) or Program(s)


David Anonby completed his B.A. (Honours) at Trinity Western University, his M.A. at the University of British Columbia, and graduate courses in theology at ACTS. He is currently pursuing his doctorate at the University of Victoria. He has taught at Trinity since 2002.  His research interests are in early-modern religious literature and religion and literature.  He has written poetry reviews for the Canadian Book Review Annual and has published on the religious dimension of the poetry of John Donne and the plays of William Shakespeare.

Research & Scholarship


  • M.A. English (University of British Columbia)
  • B.A. (Hons.) English (Trinity Western University)

Recent Publications

Anonby, David. "“'Tis Tempest in My Mind’: Demonology, Madness, and Recusancy in King Lear.” Forthcoming in Love Knowledge and the University. Ed. John S. North. Waterloo, ON: North Waterloo Academic Press, 2014. Print. 

Anonby, David. "The Sacred Pain of Penitence: The Theology of John Donne's Holy Sonnets."  Through a Glass Darkly: Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime in Literature and Theory. Eds. Holly Faith Nelson, Lynn R. Szabo, and Jens Zimmermann.  Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2010. 87-95. Print.


first-year English, John Donne, William Shakespeare, and literature and theology.

Courses Taught

English 103: Introduction to Fiction

English 104: Introduction to Poetry and Drama

English 351: Shakespeare