Milton Seminar | Newberry

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 6, 2017
Milton Seminar
Please register by 10 am Friday, May 5, 2017
Analyzing Durer’s 1514 engraving Saint Jerome in his Study, Brian Cummings suggests that the intellectual world of the early modern period is “poised between the clarity of faith and the melancholy of skepticism.” What transforms skepticism into faith and overwhelms the fear of mutability or contingency is grace.