Milton Studies 56Ed. by Laura L. Knoppers $60.00
December 2015 | 352 pages | cloth | ISBN: 978-0-8207-0493-7
Winner of the 2014 Albert C. Labriola award for
Calista McRae's article "Direct Address in Paradise Lost"
Milton Studies, volume 56, features ten original and timely essays that explore relationships within Miltonic narratives, intertextual relationships, and Milton’s own relation to philosophy and to history. Specifically, contributors examine satanic interpretation and Eve’s fall; divine, satanic, and shifting human vocatives in Paradise Lost; Milton’s Son of God and the complexities of familial relationships; monsters, heroes, and the relation of the 1671 poems; Margaret Atwood’s dystopian rewriting of Milton and the Fall; philosophical models of freedom in Paradise Lost; epistemology and contrasting agency in Milton’s Eden and hell; the camera obscura and vision in Paradise Lost; handbooks for holy living and Paradise Regained; and Miltonic history as wandering and episodic romance.
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.