Tuesday, 27 December
53. John Donne and the Crises of His Times: Intellectual, Political, Religious
7:00–8:15 p.m., Maryland Suite C, Marriott
Program arranged by the John Donne Society
Presiding: Graham Roebuck, McMaster Univ.
1. “Donne’s ‘Spotted Sacrifice’: Eucharist and Literal Metaphor in the Devotions,” Alexandra Mills Block, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
2. “Hermeticism as Balm for Political and Religious Strife: Donne’s Sermon(s) Preached for the Churching of the Countess of Bridgewater,” Roberta Albrecht, Bronx, NY
3. “‘Trivial Household Trash and Lies’: Donne and the Value of History,” M. L. Donnelly, Kansas State Univ.