Milton Studies

Volume 51

Edited by Laura L. Knoppers

Hardback - £55.95

Publication date:

06 January 2011

Length of book:

325 pages

Publisher

Duquesne University Press

ISBN-13: 9780820704418

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. Topics in this issue include Macbeth and the uncanny in The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates; murmuring, blindness, and the service of God in Sonnet 19; the androgyny of Milton’s epic self-presentation; the politics of heavenly and infernal triumphs in Paradise Lost; the literary history of satanic envy; Milton’s fully dramatic (and sometimes unreliable) narrator in Paradise Lost; the fetishism of Milton’s body in the biographical and critical heritage; and John Collier’s provocative screenplay adaptation of Paradise Lost.

Hardcover is un-jacketed.