Death’s Grin, or Monstrous Satisfaction in Paradise Lost and Frankenstein | Newberry

Death’s Grin, or Monstrous Satisfaction in Paradise Lost and Frankenstein

Laura L. Knoppers, University of Notre Dame

Laura L. Knoppers, University of Notre Dame

Saturday, November 11, 2017

12 to 2pm

Towner Fellows Lounge

Laura L. Knoppers, University of Notre Dame
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Milton Seminar

Why does Frankenstein’s newly-created Creature grin? This essay explores how Mary Shelley overlays her gothic thriller with three instances of Death’s grin from Paradise Lost, critiquing not only Milton’s vengeful Satan but also Milton’s satisfaction theory of atonement.

The paper will be precirculated to those who register, for discussion at the seminar.

Coffee and refreshments will be served before the seminar.

Learn more about the speaker: Laura Knoppers, University of Notre Dame

The Milton Seminar is organized by Stephen Fallon, University of Notre Dame; Christopher Kendrick, Loyola University Chicago; Paula McQuade, DePaul University; and Regina Schwartz, Northwestern University.

Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.

Cost and Registration Information 

This scholarly program is free and open to all, but space is limited. The format of this seminar is a discussion of a precirculated paper. To receive the paper, please email scholl@newberry.org.