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Nearly a century ago T. S. Eliot praised John Donne's 'unification of sensibility', inaugurating a great surge in interest in that witty seventeenth century poet. With the rise of postmodernism, academic interest in Donne waned. But a small cadre of scholars persisted. As a result, scholarship has gone far beyond the familiar Jack Donne, conflicted by his sexuality and mired in outmoded learning.

The lost Lothian portrait of Donne has been recovered, revealing a youthful poet who j

Fri, November 3, 2006 | Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206

3:00 PM

Kate Gartner Frost is the author of Holy Delight: Typology, Numerology, and the Autobiographical Tradition in John Donne's 'Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions'. She will serve as President of The John Donne Society in 2008.

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