Friday 20th October 2017
6.00 – 8.00 pm
Library of Birmingham

The British Milton Seminar is pleased to announce a free public lecture, sponsored by the Universities of Birmingham and Leicester, to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the publication of John Milton’s Paradise Lost (1667).
The lecture will be delivered by Professor Karen Edwards (University of Exeter), on ‘Slow Love in Paradise Lost‘.

The lecture will address the relationship between loving and attaining wisdom in Paradise Lost, between long-suffering love and ‘suffering for truth’s sake’. In his portrait of Adam and Eve’s relationship and of Satan’s degeneration, Milton shows readers how, precisely, love furthers and hatred frustrates the ability to know and to understand.

Attendance is free but spaces are limited and booking is essential:

Click here for event poster:Paradise Lost 350th anniversary poster