Faith and Seduction in the Writings of John Donne

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The 16th and 17th century metaphysical poets were a group of British writers and lyricists who used extended, elaborate metaphors to explore topics at the heart of humanity. Today on the University of the Air, we’ll explore British author John Donne, who is perhaps the most familiar of these poets. He penned seduction poems and satires in his youth, and religious sermons and meditations in his later life, leaving us with some of the most well-known phrases in the English language. In this hour, UW-Madison Professor of English Joshua Calhoun discusses faith and seduction in the writings of John Donne.

To see the works mentioned in this interview, visit the Digital Donne archive.

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Joshua Calhoun Guest

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