Milton: The State of the Field

The University of Exeter’s Centre for Early Modern Studies is pleased to share details of ‘Milton: The State of the Field’, Wednesday 16 June, 4.30pm, on Zoom. 

This roundtable celebrates the publication of Nicholas McDowell’s Poet of Revolution: The Making of John Milton.

With contributions from:

Sharon Achinstein (Johns Hopkins)

Jeffrey Miller (Montclair State)

William Poole (Oxford)

David Quint (Yale)

Nigel Smith (Princeton)

Esther van Raamsdonk (Warwick)

To make it easier for external guests to participate we have set up an Eventbrite registration – sign up now and you will receive joining details in an email:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/milton-the-state-of-the-field-tickets-155650604147

British Milton Seminar, Autumn Meeting 2021: Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Autumn 2021 meeting of the British Milton Seminar will be held on Zoom on Saturday 16 October 2021.

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 2021.

Hugh Adlington and Sarah Knight

Joint Conveners

British Milton Seminar: 30th Anniversary Meeting, 20 March 2021, Online

British Milton Seminar 62: Online, 20 March 2021
 
Just a reminder that the British Milton Seminar, founded in 1991, celebrates its 30th anniversary with a programme of papers on 20 March 2021.
 
Please join the seminar via Zoom on Saturday 20 March 2021 at 12 pm (GMT) for the schedule of papers below. **Regular BMS attendees, please note the slightly later starting time than usual**
 
There will be two sessions, from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00.  All warmly welcome.
 
12:00-14:00

Tom Corns (Bangor, founder member of BMS), prefatory remarks

Jessica Glueck (Cambridge), ‘Chips Off the Diamond: Trapp’s Paradisus Amissus and the Art of Omission’

Eva Momtaz (Birmingham), ‘Milton and the modern Muslimah: Paradise Lost and British-Asian Muslim Women Readers’
 
14:00-15:00: Break, offline
 
15:00-17:00

Angelica Duran (Purdue), ‘Milton and Hispanoamerica’

Nigel Smith (Princeton), ‘Milton and Community’

 
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/tZ0lcuytrzgjGNCRXDMtCcQu31byUObrDVIO
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please note that a Zoom recording of the seminar will be made available after the event to all registrants.
 
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)

British Milton Seminar: 30th Anniversary Meeting, 20 March 2021, Online

British Milton Seminar 62: Online, 20 March 2021
 
The British Milton Seminar, founded in 1991, celebrates its 30th anniversary with a programme of papers on 20 March 2021.
 
Please join the seminar via Zoom on Saturday 20 March 2021 at 12 pm (GMT) for the schedule of papers below. **Regular BMS attendees, please note the slightly later starting time than usual**
 
There will be two sessions, from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00.  All warmly welcome.
 
12:00-14:00

Tom Corns (Bangor, founder member of BMS), prefatory remarks

Jessica Glueck (Cambridge), ‘Chips Off the Diamond: Trapp’s Paradisus Amissus and the Art of Omission’

Eva Momtaz (Birmingham), ‘Milton and the modern Muslimah: Paradise Lost and British-Asian Muslim Women Readers’
 
14:00-15:00: Break, offline
 
15:00-17:00

Angelica Duran (Purdue), ‘Milton and Hispanoamerica’

Nigel Smith (Princeton), ‘Milton and Community’

 
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/tZ0lcuytrzgjGNCRXDMtCcQu31byUObrDVIO
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please note that a Zoom recording of the seminar will be made available after the event to all registrants.
 
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 Canada Milton Seminar XV, 15 May 2021 via Zoom

The Canada Milton Seminar is an annual event designed to bring together Canadian and international scholars working not only on Milton but on early modern literature and culture in general. Each year’s gathering typically features a series of plenary speakers as well as two panel sessions, and concludes with a congenial banquet.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Milton Seminar will be convened virtually.

Canada Milton Seminar XV
15 May 2021
Venue: Zoom virtual meetings

CONTACT

Organizers: John Rogers (University of Toronto) & Paul Stevens (University of Toronto)

Registration: Natalie Oeltjen (CRRS)


TOPICS

Milton’s Shakespeare
Sovereignty and Disaster

Homeric Rites
Colonialism, Race and Servitude

PANELISTS

Kathy Acheson (U. of Waterloo)
Urvashi Chakravarty (U. of Toronto)
Stephen Dobranski (Georgia State U.)
Maggie Kilgour (McGill U.)
David Loewenstein (Penn State U.)
Su Fang Ng (Virginia Tech U.)
Nicholas McDowell (U. of Exeter)
Mary Nyquist (U. of Toronto)
Jason Peters (Booth College, Winnipeg)
William Poole (New College, Oxford)
Shaun Ross (U. of Toronto)
Yulia Ryzhik (U. of Toronto)
Nicholas von Maltzahn (U. of Ottawa)
Andrea Walkden (U. of Toronto)
Reginald Wilburn (U. of New Hampshire)
Jessica Wolfe (UNC Chapel Hill)

For registration and details visit: crrs.ca/milton21

10th Annual Milton Lecture

Milton’s Cottage Trust is delighted to invite you to the 10th Annual Milton Lecture on Wednesday 24th February 2021, from 6pm to 7pm GMT, via Zoom.

Our first online Milton Lecture will be a transatlantic discussion between Jason Scott-Warren (University of Cambridge) and Claire M. L. Bourne (Pennsylvania State University).

In 2019 they made headlines around the world when they published research showing that the long-unknown annotator of the Shakespeare First Folio, held by the Free Library of Philadelphia, was almost certainly Milton. Sharing new insights about their exciting discovery, this year’s lecturers offer a rare first-hand encounter between two of our greatest writers.

We hope you can join us.  Tickets cost £10 (£5 for students booking with a school or university email address) and all proceeds will support Milton’s Cottage Trust – only surviving residence of John Milton and the place where he completed his epic masterpiece, Paradise Lost.

Booking is via the EventBrite link below

For further information about this event, or to hear more about our work at Milton’s Cottage, please don’t hesitate to contact me on management@miltonscottage.org  or on Direct Dial: +44 7703 572344.

With best wishes

John Dugdale Bradley

Trustee

British Milton Seminar: Online, 17 October 2020 – Update

This is just to confirm that the BMS on 17 October 2020 will be recorded for later viewing.
 
Please note, however, that the recording will only be made available to those who have registered for the seminar.
 
If you wish to have access to the recording, therefore, please register for the seminar using the registration link below. The link to the recording will be emailed to all registrants following the seminar.
 
Thank you.
 
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British Milton Seminar 61: Online, 17 October 2020
 
Please join the British Milton Seminar via Zoom on 17 October 2020 at 11am (UK time) for the schedule of papers below.
 
There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.  All warmly welcome.
 
11:00-12:30
 
Vladimir Brljak (Durham), ‘Milton and the Space Age: Premodern Universes and Modern Readers’
 
Tessa Parslow (Exeter), ‘“A Meet and Happy Conversation”: Milton and Divorce in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre
 
12:30-14:00: Lunch, offline – at your own convenience!
 
14:00-16:00
 
Claire Bourne (Pennsylvania State) and Jason Scott-Warren (Cambridge), ‘Reading Milton Reading Shakespeare’
 
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/tJEsdOihqj4uHtSdLBM8uLeTw0v_yaU2j1x8
 
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)

British Milton Seminar: Online, 17 October 2020

British Milton Seminar 61: Online, 17 October 2020
 
Please join the British Milton Seminar via Zoom on 17 October 2020 at 11am (UK time) for the schedule of papers below.
 
There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.  All warmly welcome.
 
11:00-12:30
 
Vladimir Brljak (Durham), ‘Milton and the Space Age: Premodern Universes and Modern Readers’
 
Tessa Parslow (Exeter), ‘“A Meet and Happy Conversation”: Milton and Divorce in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre
 
12:30-14:00: Lunch, offline – at your own convenience!
 
14:00-16:00
 
Claire Bourne (Pennsylvania State) and Jason Scott-Warren (Cambridge), ‘Reading Milton Reading Shakespeare’
 
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/tJEsdOihqj4uHtSdLBM8uLeTw0v_yaU2j1x8
 
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 Bangor Conference on the Restoration, 27-29 July, 2021

The Bangor Conference on the Restoration, 27-29 July, 2021

Displacement and Return in the Late Stuart World, 1658-1715

The Restoration decades in the Stuart world involved many in displacements, and sometimes returns: the results of religious persecution, political defeat, economic opportunity, European warfare, cultural travel, and other forces. The period 1658-1715 was marked by all kinds of migrations, exiles, colonisations, tours, retirements, searches for fortune, and also by returns from such wandering. These were both experienced directly, and imagined or remembered; they could be real journeys, or ones rhetorically or symbolically constructed; and they affected diverse groups with different motivations: royalists, Huguenots, soldiers, catholics, traders, radical whigs, Jacobites, settlers, students, disappointed politicians, economic migrants and so on.

The Bangor Restoration Conference in July 2021 will explore these themes, and so invites suggestions for papers or panels on any aspect of the topic, broadly conceived, and rooted in any discipline. The conference will be as interested in displacements in art, culture, and literature, as well as concrete physical movements: for example, Milton’s exiled Adam, Dryden’s wandering Aeneas, Bunyan’s Pilgrim, and Behn’s cavalier rovers and transported slave, would fit alongside the experience of real people fleeing from political or religious hostility, or hoping for new lives of prosperity in foreign lands . The conference will cover both the Stuart realms of Britain and Ireland, and places Stuart subjects touched, including the American colonies, continental Europe; and the trans-oceanic posts of Britain’s early commercial and territory empire. The emphasis will not only be on the basic experience of displacement and return; but also on the loss, alienation, exoticism, excitement, transformation, relief or otherness, that these brought. Suggestions and questions can be sent to Professor Tony Claydon at t.claydon@bangor.ac.uk

Plenary Speakers:

Sharon Achinstein: Paradise Lost and the Poetics of the Border

Mark Goldie: The Exiles’ Return: Whig Retribution in 1689

Robin Gwynn: Revocation and Revolution: Huguenot refugees in Britain, and the defeat of Louis XIV’s France

Paulina Kewes: Displaced Royalty: A Transnational Perspective

Re-Reading Milton, Re-Reading Shakespeare Online, June 30, 2020

The Society for Renaissance Studies is hosting a webinar on 30th June at 8.00 pm, in which Claire M. L. Bourne (Pennsylvania State University) and Jason Scott-Warren (Cambridge University) will be discussing Milton and the Free Library of Philadelphia’s First Folio.

The event will be chaired by Daniel Starza Smith (King’s College London).

Registration is free via the SRS’s website:

https://www.rensoc.org.uk/event/re-reading-milton-re-reading-shakespeare/