Edited by Laura L. Knoppers
Publication date:09 January 2015
Length of book:288 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.
Volume 55 features eight new groundbreaking essays on Milton’s poetry and poetics in the context of seventeenth century medicine, science, politics, judicial practice, and religious debate. Contributors examine chastity in A Maske alongside Egerton family medical records; Milton’s Adam and Eve and natural theology; the fall of georgic in Milton’s Eden; Paradise Lost and the classical trope of supplication; William Jackson’s eighteenth century musical adaptation of Lycidas; the impact of contemporary pardoning protocols on Paradise Lost; English foreign policy, In Quintum Novembris, and Milton’s developing poetics; and Milton’s sympathies with Erastianism in the sonnet “On the New Forcers of Conscience.”
Hardcover is un-jacketed.