John Donne Society Conference
Wednesday 27 June 2018 - 9h00 to Saturday 30 June 2018 - 17h00 - Anthropole - 2055
Tarnya Cooper (Curatorial and Collections Director, National Trust, U.K.) will begin the program with a keynote address on “Visual culture, a sense of place and John Donne's c. 1595 portrait.” Kimberly Johnson, Josh Bell, Meg Day, and Jay Hopler will offer their insights into “John Donne’s Legacies in Contemporary Poetry.” We will have paper sessions on “Wandering and Wondering”; “Sight, Sound, Sermons”; “Forms of Knowledge”; “Public and Private Spaces”; “Small Words”; the Holy Sonnets; “Donne Discovered”; “Reviewing, Remapping, Reconceiving Donne”; “Donne’s First Readers”; and “Donne in our World.” Incoming Donne Society President, Brent Nelson (University of Saskatchewan) will answer the tantalizing question, “Was John Donne Curious?”, during his 2018 Presidential Address. Finally, we will conclude with a panel discussion on “Song: Go and Catch a Falling Star,” the 31st such pedagogical colloquium at the conference. In sum, the program will be full of Donnean riches.