The New Oxford Edition Paradise Lost and the Poem’s Early Publishing History
This seminar will address the new Oxford UP edition of Paradise Lost, a unique modern edition that brings together, for the first time, the 1667 and 1674 texts of the great poem. The seminar will also consider the history of publishing the poem in Milton’s lifetime, as Paradise Lost evolved from ten to twelve books and as Milton’s cultural authority was constructed in the marketplace of print and established by the time of the great folio edition of 1688.
The seminar will begin with a 45-minute talk followed by questions and discussion. There will be no pre-circulated paper since this presentation depends on power point slides.
Coffee and refreshments will be served before the seminar.
Learn more about the speaker: David Loewenstein, Penn State-University Park.
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.
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