Canada Milton Seminar XI : May 13-14, 2016 – revised programme

The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, the Department of English & the Canadian Research Chairs Program at the University of Toronto presents

Canada Milton Seminar XI

Friday-Saturday 13-14 May 2016

David Norbrook (University of Oxford), Lucy Hutchinson, Milton, and the Writing of Theology

Thomas H. Luxon (Dartmouth College), Heroic Restorations: Milton and Dryden

Dayton Haskin (Boston College), Milton in the Tomb of Dead Languages

Rachel Trubowitz (University of New Hampshire), ’Nor vacuous the space’: Milton’s Chaos and Vacuist-Plenist Controversy

David Ainsworth (U of Alabama, Tuscaloosa)

Erin Webster (Birkbeck College, London / U of T)

Alison Chapman (U of Alabama, Birmingham)

Ryan Hackenbracht (Texas Tech U)

Alumni Hall, Old Victoria College, 93 Charles Street West, Toronto

Registration: $55 CAD (Faculty) and $25 CAD (Students)

Banquet: $70 CAD

crrs.ca/milton2016

 

British Milton Seminar, 12 March 2016: Programme

BMS 53

Saturday 12 March 2016

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

11.00-12.30

Miklós Péti (Károli Gáspár University, Budapest), ‘Homeric Laughter in Paradise Lost

Robert Cockcroft (Nottingham), ‘The significance of smiles in Paradise Lost (with reference back to Dante and Tasso)’

2.00-4.00

Joe Wallace (Birmingham), ‘Error and the Classical Tradition in Paradise Lost

Liam Haydon (Kent), ‘Milton and the Corporation’.

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: http://bmi.org.uk/location.html

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

Professor Sarah Knight (sk218@leicester.ac.uk), or Dr Hugh Adlington (h.c.adlington@bham.ac.uk).

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

British Milton Seminar, 12 March 2016: Programme

BMS 53

Saturday 12 March 2016

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

11.00-12.30

Miklós Péti (Károli Gáspár University, Budapest), ‘Homeric Laughter in Paradise Lost

Robert Cockcroft (Nottingham), ‘The significance of smiles in Paradise Lost (with reference back to Dante and Tasso)’

2.00-4.00

Joe Wallace (Birmingham), ‘Error and the Classical Tradition in Paradise Lost

Liam Haydon (Kent), ‘Milton and the Corporation’.

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: http://bmi.org.uk/location.html

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

Professor Sarah Knight (sk218@leicester.ac.uk), or Dr Hugh Adlington (h.c.adlington@bham.ac.uk).

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

CFPs for MLA 2017, Philadelphia

The Milton Society of America

Dear colleagues,

Below are CFPs for panels to be sponsored by the Milton Society at next year’s MLA Convention. These are also available at mla.org.

Please feel free to disseminate widely.

With best wishes,
Feisal Mohamed
Secretary

John Milton: A General Session
All papers on the poet and statesman are invited; especially welcome are those connecting Milton with other authors and fields. Two-page curriculum vitae and 500-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Ann Baynes Coiro (annbaynes.coiro@gmail.com) and Feisal G. Mohamed (fmohamed@gc.cuny.edu).

Race, Religion and Form in Spenser and Milton
(Cosponsored by the International Spenser Society)
What distinguishes Saracens, papists, and Christians in Spenser’s and Milton’s poetry? Possible topics: race/nationhood, singularity/universality, form/genre, human history/politic, theology/religion. 350-word abstract and two-page CV by 10 March 2016; Melissa Sanchez (sanchezm@english.upenn.edu) and Tiffany J. Worth (twerth@sfu.ca).

Call for Papers: British Milton Seminar, Spring 2016 Meeting: Extended Deadline

The Spring 2016 meeting of the British Milton Seminar will be held on Saturday 12 March 2016.

Venue: 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.

We currently intend that each session will have two papers (of approx. 25-30 minutes each), for which proposals are invited.

Please send proposals to Dr Sarah Knight (sk218@leicester.ac.uk) and/or Dr Hugh Adlington (h.c.adlington@bham.ac.ukby no later than 29 January 2016.

Sarah Knight and Hugh Adlington

Joint Conveners

Canada Milton Seminar XI : May 13-14, 2016

The Canada Research Chair Program, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies and Department of English at the University of Toronto present the Canada Milton Seminar XI, May 13-14, 2016.

To register and for more details, please visit: crrs.ca/milton2016

The Canada Milton Seminar XI will feature the following plenary addresses:

David Norbrook (University of Oxford):

“Lucy Hutchinson, Milton, and the Writing of Theology”

Regina Schwartz (Northwestern University):

“Milton and Truth”

Dayton Haskin (Boston College):

“Milton in the Tomb of Dead Languages”

Rachel Trubowitz (University of New Hampshire):

“’Nor vacuous the space’: Milton’s Chaos and Vacuist-Plenist Controversy”

as well as papers delivered by

David Ainsworth (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa)

Alison Chapman (University of Alabama, Birmingam)

Ryan Hackenbracht (Texas Tech University)

Erin Webster (Birkbeck College, London / University of Toronto)

BMS Spring Meeting 2016: Call for Papers

The Spring 2016 meeting of the British Milton Seminar will be held on Saturday 12 March 2016.

Venue: The Birmingham and Midland Institute on 12 March 2016.  There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm, and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

We currently intend that each session will have two papers (of approx. 25-30 minutes each), for which proposals are invited.

Please send proposals to Dr Sarah Knight (sk218@leicester.ac.uk) and/or Dr Hugh Adlington (h.c.adlington@bham.ac.ukby no later than 15 January 2016.

Sarah Knight and Hugh Adlington

Joint Conveners

Job Opportunity: Milton’s Cottage Museum seeks Business Director

Milton’s Cottage Museum

Milton’s Cottage Trust (CIO) 1163039 Chalfont St Giles, Bucks

Business Director

Milton’s Cottage, situated in the lovely Buckinghamshire village of Chalfont St Giles, some 50 minutes from Central London, is the only surviving home of John Milton (1608-1674), one of England’s greatest poets and parliamentarians. The cottage is now a museum of his work and times. Milton’s Cottage Trust (CIO) is a charity dedicated to preserving this remarkable piece of history.

A number of grant giving bodies have supported us including Heritage Lottery Fund, The Foyle Foundation, The B H Breslauer Foundation Inc of New York, The Pilgrim Trust and Friends of the National Libraries together with the Biffa Waste Fund.

The Trustees wish to embrace a broad and commercial role for the individual who will manage the Museum and its activities. This is a new position working with a nominated Trustee. This individual will be expected to promote and market the Cottage to prospective visitors to increase ‘footfall’ as well as orchestrate the financial development and income generation in order to substantially increase the income to the Cottage. Legacy income, trust and foundation support, and individual gifts will be central to the future of Milton’s Cottage.

Donor potential is considered significant, both in the UK as well as the US from Legacies, Trusts and Foundations and individuals. Building relationships via social media will also be an important new facet of this work.

Ideally this would suit an applicant searching for a 32 hour a week task (which may include some weekend days) and who could live in the Milton’s Cottage flat. Other arrangements without accommodation would be considered including payment on a consultancy basis. The suitable candidate will be articulate, administratively savvy and computer literate, with a background in member services and financial development. An interest in John Milton will be essential. For a full job description please contact info@miltonscottage.org. Candidates must submit a CV and covering letter to Milton’s Cottage Trust (CIO) at info@miltonscottage.org by the 30 October 2015. Interviews are likely to take place in Chalfont St Giles from mid November.

 

British Milton Seminar, 17 October 2015: Programme

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

11.00-12.30

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’.

2.00-4.00

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: http://bmi.org.uk/location.html

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

Dr Hugh Adlington (h.c.adlington@bham.ac.uk) or Professor Sarah Knight (sk218@leicester.ac.uk).

Hugh Adlington and Sarah Knight (Co-convenors)