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

British Milton Seminar: Online, 19 March 2022

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Please join the British Milton Seminar via Zoom on 19 March 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

Deni Kasa (Oxford): ‘Milton, Education and the Spirit of God’

Sharon van Dijk (Birmingham): ‘The Cambridge Pastoral Elegies of Giles Fletcher the Elder and John Milton’

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

15:00-17:00

Katalin Frey (Budapest), ‘“Purest at first, now gross by sinning grown” – Revisiting A Key Moment in Satan’s Gradual Deterioration’

David Parry (Exeter), ‘Milton’s Quasi-Persons: Lady Wisdom and the Slippery Spectrum of Personhood’

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/tZYqd-yorTwjG93I1EFmMuK8H3AyOr-7EBSq

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)

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. 

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

British Milton Seminar: Online, 19 March 2022

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Please join the British Milton Seminar via Zoom on 19 March 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

Deni Kasa (Oxford): ‘Milton, Education and the Spirit of God’

Sharon van Dijk (Birmingham): ‘The Cambridge Pastoral Elegies of Giles Fletcher the Elder and John Milton’

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

15:00-17:00

Katalin Frey (Budapest), ‘“Purest at first, now gross by sinning grown” – Revisiting A Key Moment in Satan’s Gradual Deterioration’

David Parry (Exeter), ‘Milton’s Quasi-Persons: Lady Wisdom and the Slippery Spectrum of Personhood’

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/tZYqd-yorTwjG93I1EFmMuK8H3AyOr-7EBSq

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)

11th Annual Milton Lecture: Milton and Dante

Milton’s Cottage Trust is delighted to invite you to the 11th Annual Milton Lecture on Wednesday 23rd February 2022, at 6 pm.

The title of the lecture is ‘Milton and Dante’, and the lecturer is Dr Roberta Klimt (King’s College London).

This will be a hybrid event.

Venue: Mercers’ Hall, Ironmonger Lane, London EC2V 8HE.

Digital: Online meeting details shared after booking.

Bookings essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/11th-annual-milton-lecture-milton-and-dante-tickets-246787196147

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 is tentatively scheduled to meet in-person in Toronto, ON, but if the course of the Covid-19 pandemic restricts in-person gatherings the seminar will be held virtually.

SPEAKERS

Andrew Brown (Dalhousie U.)

Stephen Dobranski (Georgia State U.)

Angelica Duran (Purdue U.)

David Kastan (Yale U.)

Russ Leo (Princeton U.)

Lynne Magnusson (U. of Toronto)

Eric Song (Swathmore College)

Katherine Williams (U. of Toronto)

British Milton Seminar, Spring Meeting 2022: Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Spring 2022 meeting of the British Milton Seminar will be held on Zoom on Saturday 19 March 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 January 2022.

Hugh Adlington and Sarah Knight

Joint Conveners

Budapest Milton Lecture, 2 December 2021

Please join Hungarian Miltonists for the next ’Budapest Milton Lecture’ from 4:00 p. m. CET on 2 December, 2021.

The Budapest Milton Lecture features internationally-renowned Milton scholars who present their recent and ongoing work and lead open discussions with researchers and students.

Our invited speaker is Deni Kasa who will talk about “Education and the Trinity in Paradise Lost.” The lecture will take place live in the central building of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Károli Gáspár University (room to be announced later), right in the heart of Budapest.

We will also stream the event online. Please click the link below to register:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the lecture.

For more information, including the abstract of the upcoming lecture, please visit our website:

https://bdpstmiltonlecture.wixsite.com/home

All Welcome!

Miklós Péti (organizer)

Reminder – British Milton Seminar: Online, 16 October 2021

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Please join the British Milton Seminar via Zoom on 16 October 2021 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

Mandy Green (Durham),“Two Great Sexes Animate the World”: Looking Past “Milton’s Bogey” in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Murat Öğütcü (Independent scholar), ‘Milton (Regained) in Turkey: Halide Edip Adıvar’s Pedagogical Intersemiotic Translations of Milton in Turkish Higher Education’

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

15:00-17:00

Amrita Dhar (Ohio State), ‘Milton’s Blind Poetry: Paradise Lost

Tomos Evans (Birmingham), ‘Odyssean and/or Argonautic Satan: Disruptive Models and the Epic Tradition in Books I and II of Paradise Lost

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/tZYkd-GgqDMvHdzJVSAa2CTLOMAgDuFw6MTa

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)