JOHN MILTON: A GENERAL SESSION
Papers invited on all topics. Abstracts or complete papers by March 15, 2014 to Feisal Mohamed.
MILTON AND BOOK HISTORY
John Milton and the material book; Milton and readership; books and the law; censorship; editions and editing. Proposals dealing with sociomaterial, bibliographical, or legal aspects of Areopagitica in its 370th anniversary particularly welcome. Co-sponsored by Milton Society of America and Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing. Abstracts and CVs by March 15, 2014 to Sharon Achinstein and Greg Barnhisel.
New World representations by or American reception of Milton; émigré or exilic experience; errand into the wilderness; Israel-England-New England paradigm; trials of conscience; Transcendentalism; American civil war; trans-nationalism. 250-word abstract and CV by March 3, 2014 to Joanna Picciotto and Elizabeth Sauer.
MILTON AND THE POLITICS OF PERIODIZATION
Renaissance? Early Modern? long 18th century? Restoration? Interregnum? Civil wars? beyond categorization? how does periodization shape our understanding of Milton’s work or vice versa. 250-word
abstract by March 10, 2014; Ann Baynes Coiro and Rachel Trubowitz.