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"Paradise Lost:" The Early Printing History, and, Remarks on the New Oxford Edition

Speaker Thomas N. Corns and David Loewenstein
Date Nov 12, 2012
Time 5:00 pm  
Location The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 346 Library
Cost free
Contact Dennis Sears
Phone 217 333 3777
Views 247

Please join us for a combined presentation by two noted scholars of Milton, Thomas N. Corns and David Loewenstein

Loewenstein will make some general remarks on the new Oxford edition of Paradise Lost

Corns will present on "The Early Publishing History of Paradise Lost."

Thomas N. Corns is Professor of English at Bangor University in Wales, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Fellow of the English Association. His books include The Development of Milton's Prose Style (Oxford, 1982) and Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660 (Oxford, 1992). He is co-author of John Milton and the Manuscript of 'De doctrina Christiana' (Oxford, 2007) and John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought (Oxford, 2008), each of which received the Milton Society of America's James Holly Hanford Award. He is editor of The Royal Image: Representations of Charles I (Cambridge, 1999) and of Blackwell's Companion to Milton, which received the Milton Society of America's Irene Samuel Award, and co-editor of The Complete Works of Gerard Winstanley (Oxford, 2010). He is co-editing Paradise Lost for Oxford's Complete Works of John Milton, of which he is also a general editor. He is an Honored Scholar of the Milton Society of America.

David Loewenstein is Helen C. White Professor of English and the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include Representing Revolution in Milton and His Contemporaries: Religion, Politics, and Polemics in Radical Puritanism (Cambridge, 2001), which received the Milton Society of America's James Holly Hanford Award. He has co-edited The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge, 2002), The Complete Works of Gerard Winstanley (Oxford, 2010), and is currently co-editing Paradise Lost for Oxford's Complete Works of John Milton. His latest book, Treacherous Faith: The Specter of Heresy in Early Modern English Literature, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2013. He is an Honored Scholar of the Milton Society of America.