Edited by Laura L. Knoppers
Publication date:06 January 2012
Length of book:312 pages
PublisherDuquesne University Press
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 nine essays in Milton Studies 52 engage some of the most exciting current debates in Milton scholarship on theology, politics and geopolitics, natural philosophy, philosophy, and reading and authorship practices. Contributors offer groundbreaking new work on the young Milton in Cambridge; republicanism in The Readie and Easie Way; Milton’s Satan and the Dutch East Indies; Eve’s fall as parody of the Catholic Eucharist; Satan, Sin, and Death as satire on orthodox Trinitarianism; reading Paradise Lost through a monist hermeneutics; fallen and unfallen time structures in Milton’s epic; the significance of Milton’s lost theological commonplace book for his reading and writing practices; and revisions of Aristotelian tragedy in Samson Agonistes.
Hardcover is un-jacketed.