Thursday, 23 April 2015
Donne and the Bible
The John Donne Journal will be publishing a special issue on John Donne and the Bible, to be edited by Chanita Goodblatt. Anyone who has read Donne knows how central the Bible is to both his poetry and prose. The topic has been touched on many times before in the scholarly literature, but this will be the first organized collection to focus specifically on Donne's engagement with the Biblical text, translations, and commentary. While the topic has been of enduring importance to scholars, the Internet tells us the topic has much broader interest. BibleStudyTools.com offers a selection of Donne's sermons in modern spelling in its "Classics" section, and BibleHum.com offers a selection of excerpts related to particular Bible passages. The topic is both perennial and timely. See the full call for papers here.