BMS 52

Saturday 17 October 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


Paul Stevens (Toronto), ‘Politics, Paradise Lost, and the “Turn to Religion”’;

Warren Chernaik (King’s College London), ‘God’s Just Yoke: Justice in Paradise Lost’.


Tessa Crossley (Exeter), ‘Dinah and the Lady: Female Chastity and Deuteronomic Rape Laws in John Milton’s A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle (1634)’;

Anne Daye (Trinity Laban), ‘Milton as librettist: A Masque presented at Ludlow Castle 1634’.

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 Professor Sarah Knight (

Hugh Adlington and Sarah Knight (Co-convenors)