Milton Studies

Milton Studies

by Albert C. Labriola (Editor)

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Milton Studies 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 ten essays in Milton Studies 49 cover a wide range of topics including: the relationship of Milton’s Satan to Marlowe’s work; the adaptation of several episodes and demonic characters in Book II of Paradise Lost to the saga of Odysseus; the implications of Odyssean allusions in Paradise Lost as the means of reconciling classical and Christian ethics; Milton’s idea of oneness as it evolves from reevaluating sexuality and gender relations in his works and his concept of end-time; Eve’s dream in Paradise Lost and the interrelationship of identity, gender relations, and choice; passion in the godhead of Paradise Lost as the depiction of a deity who is not merely anthropomorphic but also anthropopathetic; Jesus’ attitude toward reading practice in Paradise Regained; the two natures of Christ in Paradise Regained; the tension between commitment and freedom in Milton’s concepts of marriage and divorce; and Milton’s influence through the panorama of American literature.

Hardcover is un-jacketed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822943594
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 12/28/2008
Series: Pittsburgh Milton Studies Series
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(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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