A New Companion to Milton (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)
By: Thomas N. Corns (editor)Hardback
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A New Companion to Milton builds on the critically-acclaimed original, bringing alive the diverse and controversial world of contemporary Milton studies while reflecting the very latest advances in research in the field. * Comprises 36 powerful readings of Milton's texts and the contexts in which they were created, each written by a leading scholar * Retains 28 of the award-winning essays from the first edition, revised and updated to reflect the most recent research * Contains a new section exploring Milton's global impact, in China, India, Japan, Korea, in Spanish speaking American and the Arab-speaking world * Includes eight completely new full-length essays, each of which engages closely with Milton's poetic oeuvre, and a new chronology which sets Milton's life and work in the context of his age * Explores literary production and cultural ideologies, issues of politics, gender and religion, individual Milton texts, and responses to Milton over time
Thomas N. Corns is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Bangor University. Together with Gordon Campbell, he is the General Editor of The Complete Works of John Milton. His recent publications include John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought (with Gordon Campbell, 2008), an edition of the complete works of Gerrard Winstanley (with Ann Hughes and David Loewenstein, 2009), and The Milton Encyclopedia (2012). He is currently working with David Loewenstein on a scholarly edition of Paradise Lost. Professor Corns is a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honored Scholar of the Milton Society of America.
Notes on Contributors ix Preface xvii Note on Editions Used xviii List of Abbreviations xix Part I The Cultural Context 1 1 Genre 3 Barbara K. Lewalski 2 The Classical Literary Tradition 22 John K. Hale 3 Milton on the Bible 37 Regina M. Schwartz 4 Literary Baroque and Literary Neoclassicism 55 Graham Parry 5 Milton and English Poetry 71 Achsah Guibbory 6 Milton's English 90 Thomas N. Corns Part II Politics and Religion 107 7 The Legacy of the Late Jacobean Period 109 Cedric C. Brown 8 Milton and Puritanism 124 N. H. Keeble 9 Radical Heterodoxy and Heresy 141 John Rumrich 10 Milton and Ecology 157 Diane Kelsey McColley 11 The English and Other Peoples 174 Andrew Hadfield 12 The Literature of Controversy 191 Joad Raymond Part III Texts 211 13 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity,' 'Upon the Circumcision,' and 'The Passion' 213 Thomas N. Corns 14 The Poetic Promise of 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity' 230 Noam Reisner 15 John Milton's Comus 241 Leah S. Marcus 16 'Lycidas' 255 Stella P. Revard 17 Milton's Sonnets 270 Ryan Netzley 18 Exact Latinity and Excellent English: Milton's Early Poetry 282 Sarah Knight 19 Early Political Prose 291 Elizabeth Skerpan-Wheeler 20 Milton, Marriage, and Divorce 308 Annabel Patterson 21 Republicanism 323 Martin Dzelzainis 22 Late Political Prose 338 Laura Lunger Knoppers 23 Milton in Intellectual History 356 Stephen M. Fallon 24 The Radical Religious Politics of Paradise Lost 376 David Loewenstein 25 Obedience and Autonomy in Paradise Lost 391 Michael Schoenfeldt 26 Paradise Lost and the Multiplicity of Time 408 Amy Boesky 27 Self-Contradicting Puns in Paradise Lost 421 John Leonard 28 A Paradise for Poets 439 Maggie Kilgour 29 Milton and his Epic Precursors: Overgoing and Recuperation 450 Tobias Gregory 30 'Nor vacuous the space': Milton's Chaos and the Vacuist Plenist Controversy 460 Rachel Trubowitz 31 Samson Agonistes 475 Sharon Achinstein 32 Memorial, Performance, and Tragic Action in Samson Agonistes 493 Feisal G. Mohamed 33 Paradise Regained 503 Margaret Kean 34 Satan, the Son of God, and the Brief Epic 517 Thomas N. Corns Part IV Influences and Impact 529 35 Reading Milton, 1674 1800 531 Kay Gilliland Stevenson 36 Milton: The Romantics and After 547 Peter J. Kitson 37 Milton's Global Impact 566 The Arabic-Speaking World 567 Islam Issa China 570 Tianhu Hao India 573 Malabika Sarkar Japan 576 Hiroko Sano Korea 579 Byung-Eun Lee Spanish ]Speaking America 581 Mario Murgia Part V Chronology 585 The Life and Times of John Milton: A Chronology 587 Thomas N. Corns Consolidated Bibliography 602 Index 641
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