A Companion to Milton (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)
By: Thomas N. Corns (editor)Paperback
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The diverse and controversial world of contemporary Milton studies is brought alive in this stimulating Companion. * Winner of the Milton Society of Americaa s Irene Samuels Book Award in 2002. * Invites readers to explore and enjoy Miltona s rich and fascinating work. * Comprises 29 fresh and powerful readings of Miltona s texts and the contexts in which they were created, each written by a leading scholar. * Looks at literary production and cultural ideologies, issues of politics, gender and religion, individual Milton texts, other relevant contemporary texts and responses to Milton over time. * Devotes a whole chapter to each major poem, and four to Paradise Lost. * Conveys the excitement of recent developments in the field.
Thomas N. Corns is a Professor of English at the University of Wales, Bangor. His many publications include Miltona s Language (Blackwell, 1990), Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640--1660 (1992), and Regaining Paradise Lost (1994). He is also the editor of The Royal Image: Representations of Charles I (1999).
Preface. Acknowledgements, Abbreviations and a Note on Editions Used. The Contributors. Part I: The Cultural Context:. 1. Genre: Barbara K. Lewalski (Harvard University). 2. The Classical Literary Tradition: John K. Hale (University of Otago). 3. Milton on the Bible: Regina M. Schwartz (Northwestern University. 4. Literary Baroque and Literary Neoclassicism: Graham Parry (University of York). 5. Milton and English Poetry: Achsah Guibbory (University of Illinois). 6. Milton's English: Thomas N.Corns (University of Wales, Bangor). Part II: Politics and Religion:. 7. The Legacy of the Late Jacobean Period: Cedric C. Brown (University of Reading). 8. Milton and Puritanism: N. H. Keeble (Stirling University). 9. Radical Heterodoxy and Heresy: John Rumrich (University of Texas). 10. Milton and Ecology: Diane Kelsey McColley (Rutgers University ). 11. The English and Other People: Andrew Hadfield (University of Wales, Aberystwyth). 12. The Literature of Controversy: Joad Raymond (University of Aberdeen). Part III: Texts:. The Early Poetry. 13. 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity', 'Upon the Circumcision' and 'The Passion': Thomas N. Corns (University of Wales, Bangor). 14. John Milton's Comus Leah: S. Marcus (Vanderbilt University). 15. 'Lycidas': Stella P. Revard (Southern Illinois University). 16. Early Political Prose: Elizabeth Skerpan Wheeler (Southwest Texas University). 17. Milton, Marriage and Divorce: Annabel Patterson (Yale University). 18. Republicanism: Martin Dzelzainis (Royal Holloway & Bedford New College, University of London). 19. Late Political Prose: Laura Lunger Knoppers (Pennsylvania State University). The Late Poetry. 20. Paradise Lost in Intellectual History: Stephen M. Fallon (University of Notre Dame). 21. The Radical Religious Politics of Paradise Lost: David Loewenstein (University of Wisconsin--Madison). 22. Obedience and Autonomy in Paradise Lost:: Michael Schoenfeldt (University of Michigan). 23. Paradise Lost and the Multiplicity of Time: Amy Boesky. 24. Self--Contradicting Puns in Paradise Lost: John Leonard (University of Western Ontario). 25. Samson Agonistes: Sharon Achinstein (University of Maryland). 26. Pardise Regained: Margaret Kean. Part IV: Influences and Reputation:. 27. Reading Milton, 1674--1800: Kay Gillard Stevenson (University of Essex). 28. Milton: The Romantics and After: Peter J. Kitson (University of Wales, Bangor). Part V: Biography:. 29. The Life Records: Gordon Campbell (University of Leicester). Consolidated Biography. General Index.
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