British Milton Seminar, 19 October 2013: Programme

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Saturday 19 October 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



John Coffey (Leicester), ‘Milton and Augustine revisited’;

Nicholas McDowell (Exeter), ‘Milton and Pamela’s Prayer: Revisiting a Cold Case’.


Ivana Bičak (Leeds), ‘Gaudensque viam fecisse ruina: The Grotesque Mode in the Epic Poetry of Milton and Lucan’;

Cedric Brown (Reading), ‘Milton and Cyriac Skinner revisited’.

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)