The Poetics and Politics of Youth in Milton's England

The Poetics and Politics of Youth in Milton's England

by Blaine Greteman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107038080
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2013
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Blaine Greteman is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Iowa. A Rhodes Scholar and a former contributor to Time magazine, he continues to write for both scholarly and popular publications, including Milton Quarterly, Renaissance Quarterly, ELH, Philological Quarterly, and The Review of English Studies. He earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction: childish things; Part I. The Growth of Consent and Disciplining of Childhood in Early Modern England: 1. Coming of age on stage: Jonson's epicoene and the politics of childhood in early Stuart England; 2. Children, literature, and the problem of consent; 3. Contract's children: Thomas Hobbes and the culture of subjection; Part II. Milton and the Children of Liberty: 4. 'Perplex't paths': youth and authority in Milton's early work; 5. 'Children of reviving libertie': the radical politics of Milton's pedagogy; 6. 'Youthful beauty': infancy and adulthood among the angels of Paradise Lost; 7. Children of paradise; Epilogue: 'children gathering pebbles on the shore'.

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