BMS 51

Saturday 14 March 2015

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


Peter Auger (QMUL), ‘Milton’s use of Du Bartas Revisited’; 

Matthew Jordan (Independent scholar), ‘“Milton Studies” and the New Empiricalism’.


John Creaser (Oxford), ‘Milton and Rhyme’; 

Briony Frost (Exeter), ‘“Thunderstruck”: the Hostile Soundscape of 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:

Dr Hugh Adlington ( or Dr Sarah Knight (

Hugh Adlington and Sarah Knight (Co-convenors)