Edited by Laura L. Knoppers
Edited by Laura L. KnoppersPublished 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 eleven essays in Milton Studies 54 offer new and groundbreaking perspectives on topics of current scholarly interest. Contributors examine Milton’s angelic narrators, Adam’s nativity and vitalism, Miltonic authorship, gender, and music in Comus, satanic self-fashioning, Areopagitica and religion in the public sphere, Edenic worship and iconoclasm, the process of theology in De doctrina Christiana, Milton’s reworking of epic hospitality, Limbo and the Lucretian swerve, and early black women writers’ uses of Milton.
Hardcover is un-jacketed.
Laura L. Knoppers is professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. Widely published on seventeenth century literature, politics, religion, and visual culture, she is most recently the author ofPoliticizing Domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton’s Eveand editor ofThe Oxford Handbook of Literature and the English Revolution. Her Oxford scholarly edition of Milton’sParadise RegainedandSamson Agonisteswon the 2008 John Shawcross Award from the Milton Society of America. Knoppers is past chair of the Northeast Milton Seminar and past president of the Milton Society of America.