Wednesday, 27 December
23. Erotic Devotional Poetry and the Crisis of Identity in Early Modern Europe
5:15–6:30 p.m., 308, Philadelphia Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Jennifer L. Clement, Vanderbilt Univ.
1. “‘Newfound Sonetists’: Devotional Poetics and Eroticism in Early-Seventeenth-Century Verse,” Ronald J. Corthell, Kent State Univ., Kent
2. “I Want You to Want Me: Gender and Eroticism in Seventeenth-Century Devotional Poetry,” Jennifer L. Clement
3. “Being Magdalene: Identification and Desire in Henry Constable’s Spiritual Sonnets,” Gary J. Kuchar, Univ. of Victoria