Milton Studies 53

Milton Studies 53

Ed. by Laura L. Knoppers $58.00

Published in 2012 | cloth | ISBN: 978-0-8207-0464-7

Book Information:

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.

Milton Studies 53 offers ten groundbreaking essays on topics of current interest. Contributors examine the epistle to De doctrina; form and meaning in Lycidas; Milton's Adam and domestic conduct books; natural law and divorce in Eden; gender, freedom, and the language of lots in Paradise Lost; Milton's transformation of place pilgrimage; the archangel Michael and the English civil wars; Milton's eighteenth century readers and biblical hermeneutics; Romantic appropriations of Milton's lyric voice; and Miltonic freedom, DeLillo, and the tragedy of 9/11. 

Author Information:

LAURA L. KNOPPERS is Liberal Arts Research Professor of English at the Pennsylvania State University. In addition to having edited a number of collections, she is the author of Politicizing Domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton's Eve; Constructing Cromwell: Ceremony, Portrait, and Print, 1645-1661; and Historicizing Milton: Spectacle, Power, and Poetry in Restoration England, which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book. Her scholarly edition of Milton's Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes won the 2008 John Shawcross Award from the Milton Society of America. She is past chair of the Northeast Milton Seminar and past president of the Milton Society of America. 


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