Milton Studies 47

Milton Studies 47

by Albert C. Labriola


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Milton Studies 47 by Albert C. Labriola

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 eight essays in this volume offer a variety of fresh subjects and cutting-edge approaches to Milton’s prose and poetry.

The nine essays in this volume offer extraordinary coverage of Milton’s works, both poems and prose. Topics covered include: Milton’s self-identification with his female characters; his ambivalent attitudes toward knowledge and education; a new view of Milton’s relationship with Galileo that invokes The Da Vinci Code and the Brotherhood of the Illuminati; the invention of the microscope seen in the rhetoric of Paradise Lost; the significance of historical references to the Tartars; floral imagery and the current emphasis on Green Milton; sexuality, marriage, and divorce in seventeenth-century England; writings on heresy, intolerance, and tolerance; and religious zeal and radical religion to explain Milton’s characterization of the Son in Paradise Regained.

Hardcover is un-jacketed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822943396
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Series: Pittsburgh Milton Studies Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Albert C. Labriola was a professor of English and Distinguished University Professor at Duquesne University and secretary of the Milton Society of America. He was also the general editor of the Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies book series. He was named the Honored Scholar of the Milton Society of America for 2000.

Table of Contents

The Lady of Christ's College, Himself a "Lady Wise and Pure": Parabolic Self-Reference in John Milton's Sonnet IX     1
"Not a Bow for Every Man to Shoot": Milton's Of Education, between Hartlib and Humanism     24
Brotherhood of the Illuminati: Milton, Galileo, and the Poetics of Conspiracy     54
"Great things to small may be compared": Rhetorical Microscopy in Paradise Lost     96
Nation, Empire, and the Strange Fire of the Tartars in Milton's Poetry and Prose     118
"Flowers Worthy of Paradise": Milton and the Language of Flowers     145
Spiritual Union and the Problem of Sexuality     168
The War Against Heresy in Milton's England     185
Milton and Enthusiasm: Radical Religion and the Poetics of Paradise Regained     219

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