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Dissertation "For Love of Grace": Evolving Evocations of Grace in the Literature of Renaissance England - C. A. Norwood
Dissertation Hallowed Ground: Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England - M. T. Martin
Dissertation John Donne and the Countess of Bedford - Marcia M. Brown
Dissertation Raw Metaphors: Cannibal Poetics in Early Modern England - Amanda M. Lehr
Dissertation Members of His Body: Christ's Passion and Community in Early Modern English Poetry, 1595-1646 - J. R. Teller
Dissertation Iatrochemical Healing in Shakespeare and Donne: The Diseased and
         Cured Body in the English Literary Imagination, 1590-1638 - Christopher R. Larkin
Dissertation Donne's Songs and Sonnets: A Reinterpretation in Light of Their Traditional Backgrounds - L. A. Fiedler
Dissertation The Sacramental Art of John Donne's Sermons on the Penitential Psalms - Philip M. George
Dissertation Ovid and Donne: A Comparative Study of Love Poetry Written by Two Kindred Minds - Alta A. C. Schoner
Dissertation Holy Ambition: The Rhetoric of Courtship in the Sermons of John Donne - Brent Nelson
Dissertation The Poetry of Immanence: Sacrament in Donne and Herbert - Robert H. Whalen
Dissertation Somiotics: Rhetoric, Medicine and Hermeneutics in John Donne - Stephen Pender
Dissertation Narcissus in the other: John Donne, woman and the dynamics of recognition - Steven M. Larocco
Dissertation Negotiating the threshold: Self-other dynamics in Milton, Herbert, and Donne - Susannah B. Mintz
Dissertation "Me thoughts I heard one calling": Talking to God in the Poetry of John Donne,
         George Herbert, Christina Rossetti, and Gerard Manley Hopkins - Sarah F. Winters
Dissertation Prophetic Vision and Poetic Faith: A Reading of Donne's "Anniversaries" - Paul A. Parrish
Dissertation Poetry, Prayer, and Pedagogy: Writings by and for the English Catholic Community, 1547-1650 - P. M. Garcia
Dissertation "Petty magic to experiment": The Seventeenth Century's Scientific Revolution
         and the Closing of This World to the Next - Mary E. Zimmer
Thesis The Reputation of John Donne in the Twentieth Century - Marie L. Burke
Thesis Imagery in the Secular Poetry of John Donne - Virginia M. Murphy
Thesis Imagery in the Sermons and Devotions of John Donne - Eleanor E. Williams
Thesis Images of Kingship in Selected Sermons of John Donne - Wendy E. Johnson
Thesis Animal Imagery in the Poetry and Prose of John Donne - Miriam S. Long
Thesis Time, Death, and Mutability: A Study of Themes in Some Poetry of the Renaissance
         — Spenser, Shakespeare, and Donne - Jean M. Gerber
Thesis Versions of the Apocalypse in Four Seventeenth Century Authors - Charles Earnest Watson
Thesis A New Reading of John Donne's "Song. Goe, and catche a falling starre" - David T. Newton
Thesis John Donne's Songs and Sonets: The Intractable "I" - Wladyslaw Konieczny
"For reason, put to her best extension,/Amost meets faith":
             The Flawed Dialectical Structure in Donne's Sonnets - Margaret Oakes
The Canonization of John Donne - David Kelly
A Pattern for Love — The Structure of Donne's "The Canonization" - A. P. Riemer
John Donne and the Translation of Aristotle's Politics into English - James R. Stoner, Jr.
Religious Criticism, the Verse Epistle, and Donne's Daring Discretion - Gregory Kneidel
John Donne's Bawdy Body Devotion - James Wardwell
The Rape of Mother Earth in 17th Century English Poetry: An Ecofeminist Interpretation - Bill Phillips
'Be My Trew Mistres Still, Not My Faignd Page': Truth and Disguise in Donne's 'Elegy 16' - Daniel Nisa Cáceres
John Donne: "Holy Sonnet XIV" or the Plenitude of Metaphor - Purificación Ribes
John Donne: The New Turn of Classical Tradition - Laura Lojo Rodríguez
John Donne and the New Universe: Retaking the Issue - Julián Jiménez Heffernan
'The Rest is Silence': Absent Voices in John Donne's Songs and Sonnets - Antonio Ballesteros González
Nothing's Paradox in Donne's "Negative Love"and "A Nocturnal Upon S. Lucy's Day" - Sean Ford [.pdf - p.97]
'All flat maps, and I am one': Cartographic References in the Poems of John Donne - Ladan Niayesh
The Prosodic Significance of Donne's "Accidentals" - Joost Daalder
Les représentations scientifiques dans la poésie de John Donne: Satire et Imaginaire - Zohra Rahmouni
John Donne - T. S. Eliot
Criticism by Terry G. Sherwood
Criticism by A. Alvarez
John Donne's Strategies for Discreet Preaching - Marla Hoffman Lunderberg
Alchemical Augmentation and Primordial Fire in Donne's "The Dissolution" - Roberta Albrecht
Spenser, Donne, and the Theology of Joy - Adam Potkay
The Erotology of Donne's "Extasie" and the Secret History of Voluptuous Rationalism - Catherine Gimelli Martin
John Donne and Music: Paths to an Opera - Chris Jarrett
Poetry as Language Presentation: John Donne, Poet, Preacher, Craftsman - Anca Rosu
Elizabethan Precursors of Donne's Divine Meditations - William L. Stull
John Donne: Bulimic Bore? - Veronica Chater
The Metaphysical Sonnets of John Donne and Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski: A Comparison - Magdalena Kay emls
In the Person of Womankind: Female Persona Poems by Campion, Donne, Jonson - Pamela Coren
Writings of English Cathedral Clergy, 1600-1700: I. Devotional Literature and Sermons - Stanford Lehmberg
Jonson and Carew on Donne: Censure into Praise - John Lyon
Heaven's Net: The Meeting of John Donne and Johannes Kepler - Jeremy Bernstein
Completing the Conversation: Donne and Lady Mary Wroth - Maureen Quilligan
Donne's "Elegy 19": The Busk Between a Pair of Bodies - Sandy Feinstein
The Meaning of "rage" in "The Canonization" - Rodney Stenning Edgecombe
"Lines which circles do contain": Circles, the Cross, and Donne's Dialectic Scheme of Salvation - Alan Fischler
John Donne and the Baroque Doubt - Kathleen Raine
John Donne and Elizabethan Economic Theory - Coburn Freer
Can't Buy Me Love: Money, Gender, and Colonialism in Donne's Erotic Verse - Shankar Raman
Love, Poetry, and John Donne in the Love Poetry of John Donne - R. V. Young
The Religious Poetry of John Donne - Helen Gardner
Talking to a Silent God: Donne's Holy Sonnets and the Via Negativa - Lawrence Beaston
John Donne and Scholarly Melancholy - Trevor Douglas
Severed Hair from Donne to Pope - Erik Gray
The "press and the fire": Print and Manuscript Culture in Donne's Circle - Richard B. Wollman
Donne, The Rainbow, and The Lady of the Camellias - Rodney Stenning Edgecombe
Donne's Body - Nancy Selleck
'Hebdomada Mortium': The Structure of Donne's Last Sermon - Jonquil Bevan
Preaching Pastor Versus Custodian of Order: Donne, Andrewes, and the Jacobean Church - Daniel W. Doerksen
John Donne the Divine and Mundane - Yoshiko Fujito
"miserrimum dictu": Donne's Epitaph for his Wife - M. Thomas Hester
Donne and the Court of Wards - M. Thomas Hester
The Titles/Headings of Donne's English Epigrams - M. Thomas Hester
Moses, Dante, and the Visio Dei of Donne's "Going to Bed" - Raymond-Jean Frontain
Donne's Imperfect Resurrection - Raymond-Jean Frontain
The Plot of Donne's Anniversaries - James Andrew Clark
The Act of Preaching and the Art of Prophesying - Bryan Crockett
Donne's Atomies and Anatomies: Deconstructed Bodies and
             the Resurrection of Atomic Theory - David A. Hedrich Hirsch
Love "Elemented" in John Donne's "Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" - Edgar S. Laird
Gold in the Washes: Donne's Last Going Into Germany - Jeffrey Johnson
An Occasion for John Donne's 'The Lamentations of Jeremy' - William B. Hunter
Theology and Spirituality: Notes on the Mystical Christology of John Donne - Mark A. Mcintosh
Plato in John Donne's 'The Good Morrow' - Christopher S. Nassaar
Memory, Reason, and the Quest for Certainty in the Sermons of John Donne - Elizabeth Tebeaux
The 'Well Wrought Urne' as Competitive Trope - Ceri Sullivan
"Forget the Hee and Shee": Gender and Play in John Donne - Susannah B. Mintz
"In whom love wrought new Alchimie": The Inversion of Christian Spiritual
                Resurrection in "A nocturnall upon S. Lucies day" - Mary E. Zimmer
Radical Donne: "Satire III" - Richard Strier
A History of Donne's "Canonization" from Izaak Walton to Cleanth Brooks - Dayton Haskin
Depicting Lesbian Desire: Contexts for John Donne's 'Sapho to Philaenis' - C. Annette Grise
'Batter My [Flaming] Heart': Male Masochism in the Religious Lyrics of Donne and Crashaw - Lisa S. Starks
John Donne, Richard Crashaw, and the Mystery of God's Grace - R. V. Young
Under the Sign of Donne - Judith Scherer Herz
Love's Refinement: Metaphysical Expressions of Desire in Philip Sidney and John Donne - Daniel Philip Knauss
Colon and Semi-Colon in Donne's Prose Letters: Practice and Principle - Emma L. Roth-SchwartzEMLS
Donne, Herbert, and the Worm of Controversy - Louis L. MartzEMLS
W[illiam] S[hakespeare]'s A Funeral Elegy and the Donnean Moment - Claude J. SummersEMLS
John Donne's "Lamentations" and Christopher Fetherstone's Lamentations.... - Ted-Larry PebworthEMLS
"The strangest pageant, fashion'd like a court": John Donne and Ben Jonson to 1600 - William F. BlissettEMLS
"I launch at paradise, and saile toward home" : The Progresse of the Soule as Palinode - W. H. Herendeen
"I haue often such a sickly inclination": Biography and the Critical Interpretation
                of Donne's Suicide Tract, Biathanatos - R. G. SiemensEMLS
"Witness this Booke, (thy Emblem)": Donne's Holy Sonnets and Biography - Diana Treviño BenetEMLS
Trumpet Vibrations: Theological Reflections on Donne's Doomsday Sonnet - G. Richmond BridgeEMLS
Britten and Donne: Holy Sonnets Set to Music - Bryan N. S. GoochEMLS
Dr. Donne & Sir Edmund Gosse - Jeremy Bernstein
Rhetoric in English Baroque Literature - Rolf Lessenich
Oral Sex: A Theme in Donne and Some Cavalier Poets - Prof. David Renaker
A Quick and Rough Explication of Donne's Holy Sonnet 10: Death Be Not Proud - Anniina Jokinen
John Donne and the "Anthropomorphic Map" Tradition - Noam Flinker
Two Examples of Poetic Parallelism between John Donne and Lope de Vega - Jesús Cora
The Circle of Souls in John Donne's "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning" - Cynthia A. Cavanaugh
Teaching in the School of Donne: Metaphysical Poetry and English Composition - Steven Marx
'Let them sleepe': Donne's personal allusion in 'Holy Sonnet IV.' - M. Thomas Hester
Cunning elements: water, fire, and sacramental poetics in 'I am a little world.' - Theresa M. Di Pasquale
Carew's response to Jonson and Donne - Scott Nixon
John Donne's Use of Space - Lisa GortonEMLS
Evidence of Dialectical Disputatio in Early Modern Manuscript Culture - Margaret Downs-GambleEMLS
Empson on Donne
Explication of Holy Sonnet 14 - Craig Payne
Explication of Holy Sonnet 18 - Paul R. Rovang
Explication of Devotion 14 - Meenakshi Venkatasubramanian
Explication of Elegy 8, "The Comparison" - Gregory Machacek
Explication of "The Sunne Rising" - M. E. Rickey
Explication of "The Indifferent" - Gregory Machacek
Explication of "The Ecstasy" - Stephen Farmer
Explication of "Nocturnal Upon S. Lucy's Day" - Rodney Stenning Edgecombe
Explication of "To his Mistress Going to Bed" ll.33-35 - Robert H. Ray
The exemplification of love through the use of geometric conceits
                        in the poetic works of Donne, Vaughan, Marvell and Herbert - Natalie Sparke
Donne’s Sermons: His (Un)Reason from the Renaissance Episteme - Clarissa Lee Ai Ling
Galvanized, Erotic Love Refined: An Explication of John Donne's "The Ecstasy" - Ken Thompson
Political and Social Criticism in "The Calme" by John Donne - John De Stefano
Views of Death in Donne’s Poetry - Antonio S. Oliver
The Petrarchan Tradition and the Female Object in Donne's Songs and Sonets - Sylvie Crane
Societal Discourse in the Poetry of John Donne - Jon Etter
The Cultural Politics of John Donne: A Bibliographic Essay - Patricia Webb
On Donne's "Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day" - Susan Siferd
John Donne and the Tradition of English Literature - Bill Morgan
Donne and Metaphor in A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning - William Ames
Love and Gender in the Poetry of John Donne - John Larson
Religion and Politics in Satyre III - Bryan Herek
The Female Body in John Donne's Poetry - Ashley Halsey
Companion Poems: Donne's "To His Mistris Going to Bed" & Hope's "The Elegy" - Kaye Anfield
Conceits in "The Flea" - Kaye Anfield
The Love Poetry of John Donne - Ian Mackean

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