Milton Studies 52Ed. by Laura L. Knoppers $70.00
Published in 2012 | 275 pages | cloth | ISBN: 978-0-8207-0451-7
“Volume 52 of Milton Studies, ably edited by Laura L. Knoppers, testifies further to the rude health currently enjoyed by Milton studies. The essays address themselves to the most topical of current concerns . . . .” —SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900
Published annually by Duquesne University Press as an important forum for Milton scholarship and criticism, Milton Studies focuses on various aspects of John Milton's life and writing, including biography; literary history; Milton's work in its literary, intellectual, political, or cultural contexts; Milton's influence on or relationship to other writers; and the history of critical response to his work.
The nine essays in Milton Studies 52 engage some of the most exciting current debates in Milton scholarship on theology, politics and geopolitics, natural philosophy, philosophy, and reading and authorship practices. Contributors offer groundbreaking new work on the young Milton in Cambridge; republicanism in The Readie and Easie Way; Milton's Satan and the Dutch East Indies; Eve's fall as parody of the Catholic Eucharist; Satan, Sin, and Death as satire on orthodox Trinitarianism; reading Paradise Lost through a monist hermeneutics; fallen and unfallen time structures in Milton's epic; the significance of Milton's lost theological commonplace book for his reading and writing practices; and revisions of Aristotelian tragedy in Samson Agonistes.
LAURA L. KNOPPERS is professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. Widely published on seventeenth century literature, politics, religion, and visual culture, she is most recently the author of Politicizing Domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton’s Eve and editor of The Oxford Handbook of Literature and the English Revolution . Her Oxford scholarly edition of Milton’s Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes won the 2008 John Shawcross Award from the Milton Society of America. Knoppers is past chair of the Northeast Milton Seminar and past president of the Milton Society of America.