Milton Studies 53Ed. by Laura L. Knoppers $70.00
Published in 2012 | cloth | ISBN: 978-0-8207-0464-7
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.
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 Eveand 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.