Friday, 10 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Kane, Chicago Marriott
Program arranged by the International Spenser Society and the John Donne Society
Presiding: Gerard Passannante, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
Speakers: Joseph Anthony Campana, Rice Univ.; Jeffrey A. Dolven, Princeton Univ.; Linda K. Gregerson, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Yulia Ryzhik, Princeton Univ.; Joshua Weiner, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
Bringing together a group of contemporary poets and scholars, this roundtable is conceived as a dialogue about influence and style and about the relation between two poets writing in a transitional moment of literary history. How can a reading of Donne through the lens of Spenser (or vice versa) help us better understand both poets? What would it mean to read both backwards and forwards?
British Literature – Renaissance and Elizabethan