John Donne Society

Welcome to the John Donne Society

The 30th Annual John Donne Society Conference will be held
26–28 February 2015
at the Lod and Carol Cook Conference Center on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.

Registration Forms,  Programs,  Calls for Papers,  and Newsletters  can be found on the Conference page.

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CFP: MLA 2015
Donne's First and Second Anniversaries

New work on Donne's Anniversaries (either or both), any approach welcome. Send substantial abstracts by March 1, 2014, to
Judith Anderson, anders@indiana.edu.

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CFP: Reconsidering Donne
23-24 March 2015, Lincoln College, Oxford

An international conference to consider past, present, and future critical trends in Donne Studies. Please send proposals by 1 October 2014 to reconsideringdonne@ell.ox.ac.uk.

For more details, see the Conference page.

The John Donne Society was formally organized in 1986, inspired in part by scholarly meetings of the editors of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, the multi-volume edition now in process of publication by Indiana University Press.

Love, all alike, no season knowes, nor clyme,
Nor houres, dayes, moneths, which are the rags of time

After meeting for nineteen years at the Gulf Park Conference Center of the University of Southern Mississippi in Long Beach, the society held its twentieth anniversary meeting in February of 2005 at the Lod and Carole Cook Conference Center on the campus of Louisiana State University, which will be the site of meetings into the foreseeable future.  

No man is an Island, entire of it self

Each year scholars and students of Donne gather from throughout the United States and Canada and around the globe to explore and discuss Donne's life and writing.  Participants range from promising students to distinguished scholars, some presenting 20-minute papers in panel/discussion format, some giving lengthier invited talks, and all united by their interest in discussing Donne's writings and their multiple contexts.

Is not thy sacred hunger of science
Yet satisfy'd?

In addition to the annual conference, the Donne Society, an Allied Member of the Modern Language Association, sponsors two sessions at the annual MLA meeting. Typically, one session has a specific topic, while the other is an open session.

Like gold to ayery thinnesse beate

In its twenty-year existence, the John Donne Society has proven to be a convivial and intellectually engaging organization for students of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in general and of John Donne in particular.

Inquiries

We welcome inquiries about and participation in the Society's various activities:

Gregory Kneidel, President (2014-2015)
gregory.kneidel@uconn.edu

Sean McDowell, Executive Director
mcdowell@seattleu.edu


Membership

Membership dues for 2008 are: Professors $50, Associate Professors $40, Assistant Professors $30, students $10, and all others (retirees, independent scholars, adjuncts) $20.

Membership dues include a 2008 subscription to the John Donne Journal. For further information, please contact:

Professor Greg Kneidel
Department of English
University of Connecticut—West Hartford
85 Lawler Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
gregory.kneidel@uconn.edu