British Milton Seminar, Spring Meeting 2023: Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Spring 2023 meeting of the British Milton Seminar will be held on Zoom on Saturday 18 March 2023.

There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

We currently intend that each session will have two papers (of approx. 25-30 minutes each), for which proposals are invited.

Please send proposals to Professor Sarah Knight (sk218@leicester.ac.uk) and/or Professor Hugh Adlington (h.c.adlington@bham.ac.ukby no later than 31 January 2023.

Hugh Adlington and Sarah Knight

Joint Conveners

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Alastair Fowler (1930-2022)

Dear Colleagues 

I’m sorry to have to report the death of Alastair Fowler, Emeritus Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh.

Alastair was, of course, a towering figure in the study of early-modern English literature, though his interests extended backwards to Chaucer and outwards to literary theory. His magisterial edition of Paradise Lost (1968) changed the course of Milton studies, opening up a kind of scholarly reading that disclosed both hitherto unrecognised meanings and a rich connection between the poem and the more recondite aspects of the wider European Renaissance.

Yours sincerely

Thomas N. Corns

British Milton Seminar: Online, 15 October 2022

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Please join the British Milton Seminar via Zoom on 15 October 2022 at 12 pm (UK Daylight Savings Time) for the schedule of papers below.

There will be two sessions, from 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm and from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.  All are warmly welcome to attend.

12:00-14:00

Kevin Killeen (York): ‘Miltonic Vertigo and the Theology of Disorientation’

Hannah Yip (Manchester): ‘Precarious Preachers in the Age of Milton’

14:00-15:00: Late lunch, offline – at your own convenience!

15:00-17:00

Imen Ouertani (Geneva), ‘Paradise Lost Translation Criticism Framework: Rationale and Parameters’

Thomas Vozar (Hamburg), ‘Indexing the Milton-Salmasius Debate: Intellectual Controversy and the Book Trade’

Please note that advance registration is required for this event. Click on the following link to register: https://bham-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucumsqD8uHdzkpZiCGP0GzlMWZPxN7acG

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We very much look forward to welcoming you on the day.

Hugh Adlington (h.c.adlington@bham.ac.uk) and Sarah Knight (sk218@leicester.ac.uk) (Co-convenors)

The British and Irish Spenser Seminar: call for papers

After a hiatus of some years, the British and Irish Spenser seminar will be reconvening in-person, at University College, Oxford on Friday 11th November 2022. We seek to provide a convivial meeting place for conversation amongst Spenserians, and especially to offer support to early career academics and graduate students who are developing projects involving Spenser. We are looking forward to renewing old conversations and starting new ones, as we return tentatively but excitedly to in-person gatherings that we hope will complement and build upon the Spenserian communities that have flourished online in the past three years. 

The format for the seminar will include a keynote lecture from a distinguished Spenserian, and panels featuring new work from those earlier in their career. The November keynote will be delivered by Susanne Wofford (NYU), who was recently the recipient of the Colin Clout Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Spenser Society.

We welcome proposals of up to 250 words from PhD students, early career researchers and those in fixed-term roles for talks of no more than 20 minutes in length. The sessions are open-topic, and simply seek to showcase the most exciting new work on Spenser.

Please submit abstracts to Hannah.crawforth@kcl.ac.uk and Joseph.moshenska@ell.ox.ac.uk by 1st October. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, or to make contact if you’re interested in attending. A full programme and will be shared in advance of the seminar, but the talks will be in the afternoon/early evening to allow people to travel to Oxford that day. 

We will be able to offer small travel grants to contribute towards the cost of some participants’ travel to Oxford.  If you would like to be considered for one of these grants, please include a statement with your abstract of no more than 150 words briefly explaining your circumstances and likely travel costs.

Future sessions will be held (we hope) annually and will circulate amongst different institutions in Britain and Ireland, who will take a turn to host. Please contact us if you might be interested in hosting a future session. 

 

British Milton Seminar: Online, 15 October 2022

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Please join the British Milton Seminar via Zoom on 15 October 2022 at 12 pm (UK Daylight Savings Time) for the schedule of papers below.

There will be two sessions, from 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm and from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.  All are warmly welcome to attend.

12:00-14:00

Kevin Killeen (York): ‘Miltonic Vertigo and the Theology of Disorientation’

Hannah Yip (Manchester): ‘Precarious Preachers in the Age of Milton’

14:00-15:00: Late lunch, offline – at your own convenience!

15:00-17:00

Imen Ouertani (Geneva), ‘Paradise Lost Translation Criticism Framework: Rationale and Parameters’

Thomas Vozar (Hamburg), ‘Indexing the Milton-Salmasius Debate: Intellectual Controversy and the Book Trade’

Please note that advance registration is required for this event. Click on the following link to register: https://bham-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucumsqD8uHdzkpZiCGP0GzlMWZPxN7acG

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We very much look forward to welcoming you on the day.

Hugh Adlington (h.c.adlington@bham.ac.uk) and Sarah Knight (sk218@leicester.ac.uk) (Co-convenors)

EXTENDED DEADLINE: International Milton Symposium 2023 in Toronto! Submissions now due 31 July 2022!

Dear Miltonists,

We have important news regarding the International Milton Symposium to be held in Toronto, 10-14 July 2023. At the request of many of you, we are making two important changes. The submission deadline has been extended to July 31, 2022. And we are accepting proposals not just for papers, but for roundtables as well.

Visit crrs.ca/milton2023 for more information, and for submission links. Please circulate this information among your colleagues, graduate students, and like-minded academic travelers.

With best wishes,

John

John Rogers

Professor of English

Canada Research Chair in Early Modern British Literature and Culture

University of Toronto

Call for Papers – International Milton Symposium

The Thirteenth International Milton Symposium will be held at the University of Toronto, Canada, 10-14 July 2023. The International Milton Symposium welcomes scholars from across the world for five days of convivial discussion and debate. The Program Committee invites proposals for 20-minute papers on all aspects of Milton studies, from established approaches to new and emerging ones. 

Plenary speakers include: Achsah Guibbory, Lorna Hutson, Su Fang Ng, Feisal Mohamed, and David Quint

Please submit proposals (500 words max) here on or before 1 July 2022, or visit crrs.ca/milton2023 for more information.

British Milton Seminar, Autumn Meeting 2022: Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Autumn 2022 meeting of the British Milton Seminar will be held on Zoom on Saturday 15 October 2022.

There will be two sessions, from 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm, and from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

We currently intend that each session will have two papers (of approx. 25-30 minutes each), for which proposals are invited.

Please send proposals to Professor Sarah Knight (sk218@leicester.ac.uk) and/or Professor Hugh Adlington (h.c.adlington@bham.ac.ukby no later than 31 July 2022.

Hugh Adlington and Sarah Knight

Joint Conveners

Canada Milton Seminar – now “hybrid”

Dear Miltonists:

Please join us for the 2022 Canada Milton Seminar, which will be meeting at the University of Toronto on Friday and Saturday, 27-28 May. The conference is now officially “hybrid.” Click here to see a copy of the exciting program, and to register for either in-person attendance or for a Zoom link to the plenaries and panels. 

We’re looking forward to seeing you on Friday, whether in the flesh or on Zoom.

With best wishes,

John

John Rogers

Professor of English

Canada Research Chair in Early Modern Literature and Culture

University of Toronto

The Canada Milton Seminar XVI, 27-28 May 2022

Milton Seminar XVI
Organized by John Rogers, University of Toronto
Friday – Saturday, May 28-29, 2022
Victoria College, University of Toronto
 
 
The Canada Milton Seminar XVI is a gathering of international scholars, presented by the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies with the Department of English and the Canada Research Chair Program.
 
This year’s CMS has now been confirmed as in-person only event, to be held at Alumni Hall, Old Victoria College, University of Toronto, ON.
 
 

PROGRAM

Friday 27th May: Session 1 – Plenary, 4.15-5.30 pm

Stephen Dobranski (Georgia State U.), “Milton and the Poetry of Disaster”

Saturday 28th May: Session 1 – Plenary, 9.00 am

GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons Workshop

Session 2 – Plenary, 10.30-11.45 am

David Scott Kastan (Yale U.), “‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’: Rembrandt’s Wedding Feast of Samson”

Session 3 – Plenary, 12.00-1.15 pm

Lynne Magnusson (University of Toronto), “Milton and the Grammar of Possibility”

Session 4 – Concurrent Sessions, 2.00-3.30 pm

(A) Old Victoria College Room 101                            

Andrew Brown (Dalhousie University), “Public Office and the Weight of Personation in Samson Agonistes

Russ Leo (Princeton University), “Milton, Spinoza and the Critique of Institutions”

(B) Old Victoria College Room 115

Eric Song (Swarthmore College), “Shakespeare, Milton, and the Idea of Humans as Food”

Katherine Williams (University of Toronto), “Milton’s Poetics and Disability Aesthetics”

Session 5 – Plenary, 3.45-4.45 pm

Angelica Duran (Purdue U.), “Milton’s, Octavio Paz’s, and Our Pastoral Elegies”

4:45-5:10 pm  Closing Remarks and Announcements

6:30 pm  Banquet, Upper Library, Massey College