IMS Secretary Sought

The Standing Committee of the International Milton Symposium (IMS) has established a search committee to identify possible replacements for Professor Thomas Corns, who stood down from the role at the end of IMS 11.

The post-holder has the duty of ensuring the smooth running of the International Milton Symposium. This requires the issuing of the call to bid for hosting meetings of the IMS and the administration of the selection process. The successful candidate will be expected to advise local organisers on symposium-planning and to provide support and advice in the establishment and conduct of programme committees.

The post is not remunerated, nor can the International Milton Symposium contribute to secretarial costs.

Anyone who would like to be considered for the post is invited to contact Professor Stephen Fallon [], who is chairing the search committee, by no later than 1 September 2015.

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Search Committee:

Hugh Adlington, University of Birmingham

Katsuhiro Engetsu, Doshisha University

Steve Fallon, University of Notre Dame

​Those of us who have had the good fortune to attend one or more of the International Milton Symposia know how much we all owe to Tom Corns for the resounding success of the IMS.  It is now time for us to thank Tom and for someone else to take the baton.

Last month’s meeting at the University of Exeter, ably and elegantly hosted by Karen Edwards and Philip Schwyzer, was one of the best ever.  Particularly encouraging for the future of Milton studies was the very high standard of work being done by the cohort of young Miltonists.

All the best,

Steve Fallon

Stephen M Fallon 
John J Cavanaugh Professor of the Humanities 
Department of English and Program of Liberal Studies
University of Notre Dame 
356 O’Shaughnessy Hall 
Notre Dame, IN 46556 
Tel: 1.574.631.4702   Fax:1.574.631.4795