BMS 58

Saturday 20 October 2018

Venue: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston campus (Rodney Hilton Library: Room 335, Arts Building) – please below for directions.

There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.



Mario Murgia (National Autonomous University of Mexico), ‘“He also saw rich Mexico.” A 19th-century, Spanish-speaking John Milton’;

Nick McDowell (Exeter), ‘Refining the Sublime: Edward Phillips and the Failure of a Miltonic Education’.


Robert Stagg (Oxford), ‘Milton’s “bondage of rhyming”: a longer history’;

Rosamund Paice (Portsmouth), ‘Gardeners’ World: Companionship and Retreat in Milton’s Eden’.


The Rodney Hilton Library (Room 315) is on the third floor of the Arts Building on the Edgbaston campus of the University of Birmingham.

For directions to the Edgbaston campus, please see:

For a map of the Edgbaston campus (the Arts Building is marked as R16), please see:

For further information about the British Milton Seminar, please contact either:

Dr Hugh Adlington ( or Professor Sarah Knight (

Hugh Adlington and Sarah M. Knight (Co-convenors)