Fri, November 3, 2006 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206
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