BMS 47

SPRING, 2013

Saturday 9 March 2013

Venue: In the Birmingham and Midland Institute [**PLEASE NOTE**]. There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm



Sara van den Berg (Saint Louis University), ‘“The Labour of This After-Law”: The Uses of Milton’s Arguments in 18th- and 19th-Century Divorce’;

Edmund C. White (Oxford), ‘From “fides et mores” to “faith or ma[n]ners”: Areopagitica and the Counter-Reformation Hermeneutics of Christian Practice’.


Margaret Kean (Oxford), ‘Standing up for early Milton’;

Colin Lahive (University College Cork), ‘Romance in Paradise Lost’.

The Birmingham and Midland Institute (BMI) was founded by Act of Parliament in 1854, for ‘the Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and Art amongst all Classes of Persons resident in Birmingham and the Midland Counties,’ and continues to pursue these aims.  The BMI is located in the heart of Birmingham’s city centre, just a few minutes walk from Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street railway stations:

Birmingham and Midland Institute

Margaret Street

Birmingham B3 3BS

Please follow this link for a map of the BMI’s location, and for further information about the BMI and its Library:

For further information about the British Milton Seminar, please contact either: Professor Thomas N. Corns (, or Dr Hugh Adlington (

Thomas N. Corns and Hugh Adlington (Co-convenors)