Milton Seminar

Detail from book one, Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books.

Detail from book one, Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books. Case Y 185 .M657.

Twice a year since 1986, this seminar brings together interested scholars to read and discuss precirculated papers on aspects of Milton studies. Each meeting is conducted by a seminar leader, who delivers a brief presentation and leads a discussion based upon a paper he or she has written.

The Newberry’s Milton Seminar is organized by Stephen Fallon, University of Notre Dame; Christopher Kendrick, Loyola University Chicago; Paula McQuade, DePaul University; and Regina Schwartz, Northwestern University.

The seminars are free and open to the public; registration in advance is required. Precirculated papers will be sent electronically to registrants.

Past Milton Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Milton Seminar
Please register to attend by 10 am Friday, May 13, 2016
What, in Milton’s view, is the nature of self-awareness? Professor Harrison tries to answer this question by showing how Milton’s depiction of human subjectivity in Paradise Lost emerges from his anthropological convictions about human nature.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Milton Seminar
Please register by 10 am Friday, October 7, 2016
A paper title and description will be added later. The paper will be precirculated to those who register, for discussion at the seminar. Coffee and refreshments will be served before the seminar. Learn more about the speaker: Kathy Lavezzo, University of Iowa