The International Sidney Society is a non-profit, academic organization that fosters and promotes scholarship and teaching on the lives, works, and cultural contexts of Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) and of writers and thinkers closely associated with his extended family’s familiar circle. Unique among literary organizations for its focus on this literary, cultural, and political group centered on a prominent family, the Society includes members from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. The society sponsors sessions at several academic conferences, publishes the Sidney Journal, and promotes teaching and research related to the Sidney Circle.

The Council


Andrew Strycharski. Florida International University

Vice President
Donald Stump, St. Louis University

Mary Ellen Lamb, University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale

Robert Stillman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Immediate Past President
Joel Davis, Stetson University

Permanent and Ex Officio Members

Arthur Kinney (Founding Father)
Roger Kuin (International Representative)
Mary Ellen Lamb (Sidney Journal editor)
Donald Stump (Sidney World Bibliography representative)
Anne Lake Prescott (liason from the Spenser Society)

At-Large Members

Helen Vincent, National Library of Scotland
Kathryn DeZur, SUNY Delhi
Nandra Perry, Texas A&M
Sean Henry, University of Victoria
Thomas Herron, East Carolina University
Ilona Bell, Williams College