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Milton Studies
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  • Preface: Miltonic Poetics
    • Abstract: When Milton's Death, poised at the gates of hell, upturns his nostril to snuff the smell of mortal change on earth, we find a strikingly compressed nexus of theology, ontology, cosmology, and intertextuality in Paradise Lost. The primordial snuff is Death's response to his mother, Sin, who, with Satan's success in tempting Adam and Eve, feels "new strength within me rise, / Wings growing, and dominion given me large / Beyond this deep" (10.243–45) and urges Death to go with her to earth, "For Death from Sin no power can separate" (10.251).1 Death, a perpetually ravenous "meagre shadow" (10.264), needs no further encouragement, avowing:I shall not lag behind, nor errThe way, thou leading, such a scent I drawOf ... Read More
      Keywords: Milton, John,; English poetry; Religious poetry, English; Earth (Planet); Virgil; Dryden, John,; Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.); Husband and wife; Marriage
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Peculiar and Personal: Milton's De Doctrina Christiana
    • Abstract: Milton called De doctrina Christiana "this my best and most precious possession,"1 in words of commitment and affection that suggest two constitutive qualities—peculiarity, in two senses; and personality, for better and worse. I began thinking them out during years of working on the question of its authorship,2 then transcribing and editing its manuscript before translating and annotating the whole work. These readings required a suspension of opinion and response, although response was what Milton himself sought. Engagement and suspension together prompt a delayed response. Few since the first reviewers have taken up his invitation, or challenge: "Use, or indeed unless fully persuaded, do not use these thoughts of ... Read More
      Keywords: Milton, John,; English poetry; Religious poetry, English; Earth (Planet); Virgil; Dryden, John,; Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.); Husband and wife; Marriage
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Ecology of Chaos in Paradise Lost
    • Abstract: In recent years, Paradise Lost has emerged in the field of Milton studies as an environmental, ecological text: a work that forges deep ties between the earth and humans and one that casts humans not only as rulers of creation, but as stewards as well.1 These deep ties, scholars have shown, between humans and environment render the earth deeply engaged with and responsive to the epic's moral, human events. That earth "felt the wound," many have pointed out, suggests that Milton imagines the Fall not merely as a human tragedy but as one that affects the entire universe.2 Inspired by this recent critical work, which has demonstrated the close relationship between the moral and the material in the epic, I want to ... Read More
      Keywords: Milton, John,; English poetry; Religious poetry, English; Earth (Planet); Virgil; Dryden, John,; Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.); Husband and wife; Marriage
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mortal Change: Life after Death in Paradise Lost
    • Abstract: In this essay I shall be looking at the effects of death's entrance into the world, as an immediate consequence of the first sin on earth, when Eve, and then Adam in turn, disobey God's sole command and eat the forbidden fruit. To extend our understanding of the different aspects of death, I shall draw on Milton's definition of the four degrees of death in De doctrina Christiana, and, in order to deepen our understanding of the effects of death's presence on humankind, I shall compare the aftermath of the earthly Fall with the experience of the fallen angels. By investigating the spiritual conditions of Adam and Satan, in particular, I hope to throw new light on the importance of human agency in the process of ... Read More
      Keywords: Milton, John,; English poetry; Religious poetry, English; Earth (Planet); Virgil; Dryden, John,; Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.); Husband and wife; Marriage
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Milton's Sensuous Poetics: On the Material Texts of Paradise Lost
    • Abstract: At the 350th anniversary of the publication of Paradise Lost, it would be good to know where to find it. In other words, is Paradise Lost "in" the extant manuscript of book 1' The first edition, or the second' An authoritative modern scholarly text' Well, yes and no: Paradise Lost is in all of these in part but in none of them completely or exclusively.1 That is, every edition of the text introduces variations—some intentional, some not—just as each new printing alters the appearance of the text. Thus, instead of asking where, it will be more productive to ask when or at what point in the epic's publication history we might find what we think of as Paradise Lost.Because reception history, textual criticism, and the ... Read More
      Keywords: Milton, John,; English poetry; Religious poetry, English; Earth (Planet); Virgil; Dryden, John,; Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.); Husband and wife; Marriage
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Milton's Earthbound Bodies: Genesis, Physics, Aesthetics
    • Abstract: When Thomas Browne writes, "It is the heaviest stone that melancholy can throw at a man, to tell him he is at the end of his nature," he captures what was in 1658 one of "nature's" main meanings: organic existence, or "the natural life," as it was also glossed.1 Though common coin, this signification was not uncontroversial. Robert Boyle included it in his sweeping critique of the semantic field of "nature," expounding it as follows: "an Aggregate of Powers belonging to a Body … as when Physicians say, that Nature is strong, or weak, or spent."2 What Boyle found objectionable in the usage was the idea that a natural body could lay claim to powers and so take credit for its ongoing life. To laud a "strong" "Nature" ... Read More
      Keywords: Milton, John,; English poetry; Religious poetry, English; Earth (Planet); Virgil; Dryden, John,; Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.); Husband and wife; Marriage
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Writing Epic in the Aftermath of Civil War: Paradise Lost, the Aeneid, and
           the Politics of Contemporary History
    • Abstract: What are the implications of thinking about Milton and Virgil together as post–civil war epic poets' After all, this is not the usual way of comparing and contrasting the two poets. Rather, in attempting to assess the Virgilian features of Paradise Lost, critics usually observe the self-conscious way Milton shapes his poetic career after Virgil's by moving from lesser genres to writing his great epic; or they examine the texture of allusions, literary similes, verbal formulations, imitations, and stress the twelve-book Virgilian structure of the 1674 edition of Paradise Lost as evidence that Milton is criticizing and reclaiming the Virgilian tradition for his own purposes.1 For instance, David Quint's Inside ... Read More
      Keywords: Milton, John,; English poetry; Religious poetry, English; Earth (Planet); Virgil; Dryden, John,; Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.); Husband and wife; Marriage
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Heroic Restorations: Dryden and Milton
    • Abstract: In his introduction to The Cambridge Companion to John Dryden (2004), Steven Zwicker maintains that "Dryden seldom wrote of, or even seems to have imagined, a coherent and progressive literary career of the kind that was often on Spenser's or Milton's mind."1 In the same 2004 Companion, Annabel Patterson challenges Zwicker's claim. Patterson reminds us that in fact Dryden was driven, almost from the beginning of his career, by a "grand ambition"—to redefine "the heroic," both in subject and in form. She advances the fascinating (and counterintuitive) thesis that Dryden's ambition to reinvent English heroic poetry for his age probably also drove his political affiliations: "Most of this has to do, obviously, with ... Read More
      Keywords: Milton, John,; English poetry; Religious poetry, English; Earth (Planet); Virgil; Dryden, John,; Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.); Husband and wife; Marriage
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Milton, Deliberative Liberty, and the Law of Spousal Privileges
    • Abstract: In 1876, caught up in an ongoing legal battle with the male executors of her late husband's estate, the American suffragist Marietta Stow wrote and subsequently self-published her sprawling Probate Confiscation; or, The Unjust Laws Which Govern Women. In this text, which would become the basis for a nationwide tour of lectures and lobbying, Stow reframes her personal struggle with the California probate courts in apocalyptic terms, demanding a thoroughgoing reform in the systems of nineteenth-century American law, politics, and business that she regarded as fundamentally hostile to the rights of women. Stow's fervent convictions garnered the attention of luminaries such as William Lloyd Garrison, Ralph Waldo ... Read More
      Keywords: Milton, John,; English poetry; Religious poetry, English; Earth (Planet); Virgil; Dryden, John,; Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.); Husband and wife; Marriage
      PubDate: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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