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.
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of the Illuminati; the invention of the microscope seen in the rhetoric of Paradise Lost; the significance of historical references to the Tartars; floral imagery and the current emphasis on "Green Milton"; sexuality, marriage, and divorce in seventeenth-century England; writings on heresy,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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 209 pages
- Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
- Publication Date: 01/12/2007
- Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
- ISBN: 9780822943396