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April 2024 Candidate
Renaissance clergyman John Donne was a prolific scholar and poet. His verses follow many different poetical forms and vary widely in tone from the solemn and devout to the seductive and sensual. In this module, we will study Donne’s Holy Sonnets, a sequence of poems that blend meditations on the divine with vivid but sometimes irreverent imagery. Here we will discuss selected sonnets individually and the full collection in some of the different arrangements and forms in which it was read and copied in the seventeenth century. Along the way, we will look at the connotations and complexities of words and particular lines, identify biblical and other allusions, and delight in the language of these complex and thought-provoking Renaissance sonnets.

Required Texts

All texts will be provided electronically.

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Days and Times

Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25

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