anonymous portrait of John DonneA colloquium Tuesday, Dec. 4, will explore the works and world of 17th-century poet John Donne.

Colloquium to consider work of metaphysical poet John Donne

A colloquium Tuesday, Dec. 4, promises exploration of the poetry, prose, and intellectual and cultural worlds of 17th-century writer John Donne.

Anatomy, Alchemy, Faith: the Work of John Donne” begins at 4 p.m. in the McPherson Lounge, Alumni Hall.

Papers from 10 students in professor Stephen Pender’s seminar class will consider Donne and Islam, Donne and anatomy, Donne and books, and “the art of dying well.”

The event is sponsored by Dr. Pender, the English department, and the Humanities Research Group. It is open to all, but Pender asks that those planning to attend let him know at