Edited by Albert C. Labriola
Edited by Albert C. LabriolaPublished 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.
The nine essays in this volume offer extraordinary coverage of Milton’s works, both poems and prose. Topics covered include: Milton’s self-identification with his female characters; his ambivalent attitudes toward knowledge and education; a new view of Milton’s relationship with Galileo that invokes The Da Vinci Code and the Brotherhood of the Illuminati; the invention of the microscope seen in the rhetoric of Paradise Lost; the significance of historical references to the Tartars; floral imagery and the current emphasis on Green Milton; sexuality, marriage, and divorce in seventeenth-century England; writings on heresy, intolerance, and tolerance; and religious zeal and radical religion to explain Milton’s characterization of the Son in Paradise Regained.
Hardcover is un-jacketed.
Albert C. Labriola was a professor of English and Distinguished University Professor at Duquesne University and secretary of the Milton Society of America. He was also the general editor of the Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies book series. He was named the Honored Scholar of the Milton Society of America for 2000.