[Milton-L] Milton in Australia

Stephen Fallon sfallon at nd.edu
Tue Dec 9 13:27:02 EST 2008


Milton's 400th was celebrated in August in Brisbane with a lively  
symposium on Milton in Intellectual and Cultural History, which drew  
Milton scholars as well as historians and political theorists from  
Australia, New Zealand, and farther afield (as well as a remarkable  
cattle rancher who traveled over 1,000 miles to attend). The  
symposium was capped by "A Life beyond Life," a day-long reading of  
selections of Milton's works, which attracted a large audience from  
the general public.

The events occasioned several national radio broadcasts, available  
now as 50-minute podcasts.

On August 13, Nigel Smith and I were interviewed on Late Night Live,  
the leading national radio interview program in Australia:
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/latenightlive/stories/2008/2329236.htm

Another August program, with excerpts from the public reading of  
Milton in Brisbane and another interview:
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/encounter/stories/2008/2353064.htm

A show that aired on December 7, drawing in part from the Brisbane  
events:
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/encounter/stories/2008/2425053.htm#transcript

Steve Fallon



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