Past Milton Seminars

Past Seminars

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Milton Seminar
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Saturday, November 15, 2014
Milton Seminar
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Though scholarship on style has been quick to take advantage of the increased sophistication, power, and scope of current quantitative methods, it has neglected the potential of another seemingly more rudimentary digital tool. Search, Professor Shore argues, can transform the way we investigate and understand the history of style.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Milton Seminar
While many scholars have argued that Paradise Lost celebrates freedom, the nature of such freedom remains unclear. Professor Scodel will contend that the poem in fact embraces the notorious polysemous ambiguities of freedom as an ideal.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Milton Seminar
With the Bible and Shakespeare’s plays, Milton’s poems are among the most frequently illustrated literary works in English. During three and a half centuries, more than 190 artists have produced illustrations of Milton’s works, using a variety of media.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Milton Seminar
Poetry, Theodicy, and the Work of Natural History
This talk will explore connections between Milton’s project in Paradise Lost and the efforts of seventeenth-century Baconians to erect a theodicy on the grounds of nature alone. Coffee and refreshments will be served before the seminar.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Milton Seminar
The Beginning of Now: John Milton in the Early Modern Social Network
The Beginning of Now: John Milton in the Early Modern Social Network
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Milton Seminar
Milton and the Idea of the North
Alvin Snider, University of Iowa
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Milton Seminar
Milton as Parishioner
Edward Jones, Oklahoma State University/Editor of Milton Quarterly
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Milton Seminar
“How human life began”: Sexual Reproduction in Book 8 of Paradise LostThomas H. Luxon, Dartmouth College
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Milton Seminar
Milton and Galileo RevisitedDennis Danielson, University of British Columbia
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Milton Seminar
A Staged Reading
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Milton Seminar
Satanic Ethos in Paradise LostJudith Anderson, Indiana University
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Milton Seminar
A (Belated) Celebration of Milton’s 400th Birthday John Milton’s LifeStephen Fallon, University of Notre Dame
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Milton Seminar
Murmur and ReplyTobias Gregory, Catholic University of America
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Milton Seminar
“Not but by the Spirit understood”: Milton’s Plain Style and Present-day MessianismFeisal Mohamed, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Milton Seminar
Ulysses and the Devils: The Imaginative Organization of Book 2 of Paradise LostDavid Quint, Yale University
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Milton Seminar
Samson’s Late Call: Talents, Laborers, and Parabolic Tension in Milton’s Samson AgonistesDavid Urban, Calvin College Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Milton Seminar
Juan Milton, El InglésAngelica Duran, Purdue University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Milton Seminar
Milton’s HairStephen Dobranski, Georgia State University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Milton Seminar
Milton and the Book of Job in Paradise RegainedVictoria Kahn, University of California, Berkeley Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Milton Seminar
John Milton, Playwright: The Performance of a Maske in 1634Ann Coiro, Rutgers University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Milton Seminar
Sacramental Poetics, Redemption, and Paradise RegainedRegina Schwartz, Northwestern University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Milton Seminar
The Negation of “God”: Samson Agonistes and Negative TheologyMichael Bryson, California State University, Northridge Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, February 19, 2005
Milton Seminar
Why This is Chaos, Nor Am I Out of ItGordon Teskey, Harvard University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 15, 2004
Milton Seminar
The Question of Milton’s NationalismPaul Stevens, Queens University, Canada Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 11, 2003
Milton Seminar
Milton, Dreaming, and the Authority of ExperienceJennifer Lewin, University of Kentucky(now at Boston University) Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 10, 2003
Milton Seminar
The Genders of God and the Redemption of the Flesh in Paradise LostMarshall Grossman, University of Maryland Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 5, 2002
Milton Seminar
Milton and Enthusiasm: Radical Religion and the Poetics of Paradise RegainedJeffrey Shoulson, University of Miami Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 11, 2002
Milton Seminar
Milton and the IndexNigel Smith, Princeton University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, September 29, 2001
Milton Seminar
Solitary MiltonDouglas Trevor, University of Iowa Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 12, 2001
Milton Seminar
The War in Heaven and the Miltonic SublimeNicholas Von Maltzahn, University of Ottawa Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 7, 2000
Milton Seminar
No Eve Soothed My Sorrows: Domesticity and Monstrous Desire from Paradise Lost to Bride of FrankensteinLaura Lunger Knoppers, Pennsylvania State University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 13, 2000
Milton Seminar
Milton’s CircumcisionJohn Rogers, Yale University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, February 19, 2000
Milton Seminar
“On other surety None”: Cultivating Your Garden in Paradise LostStanley Fish, University of Illinois at Chicago Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 16, 1999
Milton Seminar
The Masquing of Genre in Comus, or What’s a Nice Boy Like You Doing in a Topos Like This?Heather Dubrow, University of Wisconsin-Madison Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 8, 1999
Milton Seminar
The Birth of the Author: Milton’s Poetic Self-ConstructionJ. Martin Evans, Stanford University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, February 27, 1999
Milton Seminar
Thus They Relate, Erring: Milton’s Inaccurate AllusionsJohn Leonard, University of Western Ontario Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 10, 1998
Milton Seminar
Two Kings and a Lady: Milton and the Irish Protestants Sara van den Berg, University of Washington(now at Saint Louis University)
Saturday, May 9, 1998
Milton Seminar
Milton’s Post-Modernity: Community after the CommonwealthLinda Gregerson, University of Michigan Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, February 21, 1998
Milton Seminar
Milton and the Tyranny of the EthicalRichard Strier, University of Chicago Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 18, 1997
Milton Seminar
“Where more is meant than meets the ear”: Milton’s Early Experiments in AllegoryVictoria Silver, University of California, Irvine Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 17, 1997
Milton Seminar
The Natural and Politic Bodies: Milton and Seventeenth-Century Environmental PoeticsDiane McColley, Rutgers University (now emerita) Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, February 22, 1997
Milton Seminar
John Milton and Commercial Society: The Making of a Republican ConservativeSteven Pincus, University of Chicago(now at Yale University) Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 19, 1996
Milton Seminar
Milton and Politics AgainAnnabel Patterson, Yale University (now emerita) Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 4, 1996
Milton Seminar
A Wood in the Desert, Paradise Regained: The Shifting Boundaries of Geographical Knowledge and the Virtues of the New IgnoranceMichael Murrin, University of Chicago Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, February 24, 1996
Milton Seminar
Milton’s “Peculiar Grace”Stephen Fallon, University of Notre Dame Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 21, 1995
Milton Seminar
Ecclesiastical Satire in Milton’s PoetryJohn King, Ohio State University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 20, 1995
Milton Seminar
Idolatry and the Reconfiguration of WorshipAchsah Guibbory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, February 18, 1995
Milton Seminar
Eve, Paradise, and the “Field of This World”Jason Rosenblatt, Georgetown University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 29, 1994
Milton Seminar
How Republican Is Paradise Lost?David Norbrook, Magdalene College, University of Oxford (now emeritus)
Saturday, May 21, 1994
Milton Seminar
Anachronism in LycidasChristopher Kendrick, Loyola University Chicago Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, February 19, 1994
Milton Seminar
Paradise Lost and the Parliament of Hell: Allegory and Anti-Allegory in the English RevolutionSharon Achinstein, Northwestern University
Saturday, October 9, 1993
Milton Seminar
Hercules in MotionStella Revard, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (now emerita) Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 15, 1993
Milton Seminar
Paradise Lost as a Re-beginning of NarrativeJames Nohrnberg, University of Virginia Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, February 20, 1993
Milton Seminar
Publishing MiltonPeter Lindenbaum, Indiana University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 24, 1992
Milton Seminar
“Tendentious Purposes”: Milton and Freud on MosesMary Ann Radzinowicz, Cornell University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 16, 1992
Milton Seminar
Milton’s Eve and the Cult of Elizabeth IAlbert C. Labriola, Duquesne University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, February 15, 1992
Milton Seminar
Milton’s Poems (1645) and the Proper Subject of PoetryMichael Wilding, University of Sydney Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, December 7, 1991
Milton Seminar
Rending the Body: Milton and ViolenceMichael Lieb, University of Illinois at Chicago Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 12, 1991
Milton Seminar
The Conduct of Desire in Paradise LostMichael Schoenfeldt, University of Michigan Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 18, 1991
Milton Seminar
Milton: Divine Revelation and the Poetics of ExperienceBarbara Kiefer Lewalski, Harvard University (now emerita) Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, March 16, 1991
Milton Seminar
The Complicity of Imagination: Revisionary Resjponses to Milton in Nineteenth-Century AmericaRobin Grey, University of Illinois at Chicago Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 13, 1990
Milton Seminar
Gender and Confusion in Milton and Everyone ElseWilliam Kerrigan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (now emeritus) Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 19, 1990
Milton Seminar
“Inspir’d with contradiction”: Mapping Gender Discourses in Paradise LostJoseph Anthony Wittreich, Jr., The Graduate Center, CUNY Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, March 17, 1990
Milton Seminar
“So thirsty after Fame”: Milton in 1649Thomas Corns, Bangor University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 14, 1989
Milton Seminar
Milton’s Revisionary EpicMario Di Cesare, State University of New York at Binghamton (now emeritus) Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 13, 1989
Milton Seminar
Through the Optic Glass: Milton and VoyeurismRegina Schwartz, Duke University(now at Northwestern University)
Saturday, October 22, 1988
Milton Seminar
Bringing the House Down: Spectacle and Evidence in Samson AgonistesStanley Fish, Duke University(now University of Illinois at Chicago
Saturday, September 24, 1988
Milton Seminar
Some Matters of Ethos and Audience in the Poetry of John MiltonCedric Brown, University of Reading Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 21, 1988
Milton Seminar
The Sin of the TongueJoan Blythe, University of Kentucky (now emerita) Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, February 27, 1988
Milton Seminar
Embodying Glory: The Apocalyptic Strain in Milton’s Of ReformationJanel Mueller, University of Chicago (now emerita) Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, October 10, 1987
Milton Seminar
Uninventing MiltonJohn Rumrich, University of Texas at Austin Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Monday, March 16, 1987
Milton Seminar
Iconoclasm and History: From Eikonoklastes to Samson AgonistesDavid Loewenstein, Loyola University Chicago(now at University of Wisconsin-Madison) Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, February 21, 1987
Milton Seminar
The Poetics of Masculinity: From the Divorce Tracts to Paradise LostJames Grantham Turner, University of Michigan(now at University of California, Berkeley)
Saturday, October 11, 1986
Milton Seminar
Milton and Hobbes: Sacred War as Philosophical BattleStephen Fallon, University of Notre Dame Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ Milton Seminar.
Saturday, May 17, 1986
Milton Seminar
Interferences of the Self: Mother Fixation and Milton’s Life and WorkJohn Shawcross, University of Kentucky
Friday, April 22, 1983Saturday, April 23, 1983
Milton Seminar
Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for the Humanities and organized by Michael Lieb, University of Illinois at Chicago Friday, April 22, at the University of Illinois at Chicago Welcome