[Milton-L] milton and the young goodman brown

Brendan Prawdzik brendanprawdzik at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 10:32:35 EDT 2012


Dear colleauges,

Please pardon me if I am disturbing sleep.

Teaching "The Young Goodman Brown" yesterday -- gleefully, too, as I am
thrilled to be teaching a fiction course in addition to my Milton seminar
(I'll say nothing of comp) -- it was apparent to me that this story is
heavily, if not seminally influenced by Milton's corpus.  Not only is this
remarkable tale structured by the Orpheus-Euridyce narrative in the spirit
of "L'Allegro" and "Il Penseroso," but three other major texts appear:
significantly, the *Mask*; more superficially, *Paradise Lost*; and most
fundamentally, *Areopagitica* in its epistemology of good and evil, vice
and vertue, and the engaged labors of the wayfaring Christian.  (Spenser, *
FQ* I also seems a major influence.)

A quick MLA search only yields one article on Milton and "The Young Goodman
Brown," plus a handful on other texts.  In particular, the *Mask* seems to
be an influence on Hawthorne, for some reasons that are more or less
apparent (pre-romanticist, gothic, ethically focused).  I've listed these
citations below.  The scholarship trends older.

I'd be grateful for any other suggestions about the extant scholarship.
Perhaps there is or will be room in my schedule to belt out a quick
conference paper or teeny tiny article.  Perhaps any divertive work on this
would be a waste of my time?

Regards,

Brendan


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Dr. Brendan M. Prawdzik
Assistant Professor
Christian Brothers University


Paradise Lost and 'Young Goodman
Brown'<http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/viewarticle?data=dGJyMPPp44rp2%2fdV0%2bnjisfk5Ie46bFRsam2Sa%2bk63nn5Kx95uXxjL6urUqypbBIr6ieSa6wr0q4qLc4v8OkjPDX7Ivf2fKB7eTnfLujr021p7dQs6q1S6Ti34bls%2bOGpNrgVevw5j7y1%2bVVv8Skeeyzr1Gzrq5IsqmvTqTc7Yrr1%2fJV5OvqhPLb9owA&hid=12>
By:
Cohen, B. Bernard; Essex Institute Historical Collections, 1958; 94:
282-296. (journal article)
Database: MLA International Bibliography

'Stationing' in Paradise Lost and The Scarlet
Letter.<http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/viewarticle?data=dGJyMPPp44rp2%2fdV0%2bnjisfk5Ie46bFRsam2Sa%2bk63nn5Kx95uXxjL6urUqypbBIr6ieSa6wr0q4qLc4v8OkjPDX7Ivf2fKB7eTnfLujr021p7dQs6q1S6Ti34bls%2bOGpNrgVevw5j7y1%2bVVv8Skeeyzr1G1qa9Isqi3TKTc7Yrr1%2fJV5OvqhPLb9owA&hid=12>
By:
Jacobsen, Eric. pp. 107-22 IN: Seyersted, Brita Americana-Norvegica. Vol.
IV:Norwegian Contributions to American Studies Dedicated to Sigmund Skard..
Oslo: Universitetsforlaget; 1973. 441 pp. (book article)
Database: MLA International Bibliography

The Semiotics of
Romance<http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/viewarticle?data=dGJyMPPp44rp2%2fdV0%2bnjisfk5Ie46bFRsam2Sa%2bk63nn5Kx95uXxjL6urUqypbBIr6ieSa6wr0q4qLc4v8OkjPDX7Ivf2fKB7eTnfLujr021p7dQs6q1S6Ti34bls%2bOGpNrgVevw5j7y1%2bVVv8Skeeyzr1G2ra5NsKa3SaTc7Yrr1%2fJV5OvqhPLb9owA&hid=12>Detail
Only Available By: Donnelly, Colleen Elaine; Dissertation Abstracts
International, 1987 June; 47 (12): 4381A-4382A. (dissertation abstract)
Subjects: syntax; structure; narration; *Milton*, John; *Hawthorne*,
Nathaniel; Faulkner, William; semiotic approach
Database: MLA International Bibliography

The Literary Sources of 'My Kinsman, Major Molineux': Shakespeare,
Coleridge, *Milton*.<http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/viewarticle?data=dGJyMPPp44rp2%2fdV0%2bnjisfk5Ie46bFRsam2Sa%2bk63nn5Kx95uXxjL6urUqypbBIr6ieSa6wr0q4qLc4v8OkjPDX7Ivf2fKB7eTnfLujr021p7dQs6q1S6Ti34bls%2bOGpNrgVevw5j7y1%2bVVv8Skeeyzr1G1qa9Itqm0SqTc7Yrr1%2fJV5OvqhPLb9owA&hid=12>Detail
Only Available By: D'Avanzo, Mario L.; Studies in Short Fiction, 1973; 10:
121-36. (journal article)
Subjects: 1600-1699; *Milton*, John; 1800-1899; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Database: MLA International Bibliography

*Hawthorne's* Hive of
Honey<http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/viewarticle?data=dGJyMPPp44rp2%2fdV0%2bnjisfk5Ie46bFRsam2Sa%2bk63nn5Kx95uXxjL6urUqypbBIr6ieSa6wr0q4qLc4v8OkjPDX7Ivf2fKB7eTnfLujr021p7dQs6q1S6Ti34bls%2bOGpNrgVevw5j7y1%2bVVv8Skeeyzrkiupq9Is6%2b0TqTc7Yrr1%2fJV5OvqhPLb9owA&hid=12>Detail
Only Available By: Davidson, Frank; Modern Language Notes, 1946 Jan; 61
(1): 14-21. (journal article)
Subjects: Shakespeare, William; *Milton*, John
Database: MLA International Bibliography

Image-Making and Image-Breaking: Seeing 'The Minister's Black Veil' through
a Miltonic Glass,
Darkly<http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/viewarticle?data=dGJyMPPp44rp2%2fdV0%2bnjisfk5Ie46bFRsam2Sa%2bk63nn5Kx95uXxjL6urUqypbBIr6ieSa6wr0q4qLc4v8OkjPDX7Ivf2fKB7eTnfLujr021p7dQs6q1S6Ti34bls%2bOGpNrgVevw5j7y1%2bVVv8Skeeyzr1G3ra5Kr6a2S6Tc7Yrr1%2fJV5OvqhPLb9owA&hid=12>Detail
Only Available By: Randall, Dale B. J.; Resources for American Literary
Study, 1997; 23 (1): 19-27. (journal article)
Subjects: *Milton*, John; Eikonoklastes
Database: MLA International Bibliography

Transcending the Myth of the Fall in *Hawthorne's* 'The May-Pole of Merry
Mount'<http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/viewarticle?data=dGJyMPPp44rp2%2fdV0%2bnjisfk5Ie46bFRsam2Sa%2bk63nn5Kx95uXxjL6urUqypbBIr6ieSa6wr0q4qLc4v8OkjPDX7Ivf2fKB7eTnfLujr021p7dQs6q1S6Ti34bls%2bOGpNrgVevw5j7y1%2bVVv8Skeeyzr1G2qa5IrqewUaTc7Yrr1%2fJV5OvqhPLb9owA&hid=12>Detail
Only Available By: Smith, Gayle L.; ESQ: A Journal of the American
Renaissance, 1983; 29 (2 [111]): 73-80. (journal article)
Subjects: fall of man; Garden of Eden; *Milton*, John; Paradise Lost;
Strutt, Joseph
Database: MLA International Bibliography

'By Long Perusal and Deep Love': Miltonic Parallels in *Hawthorne's* The
Marble Faun<http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/viewarticle?data=dGJyMPPp44rp2%2fdV0%2bnjisfk5Ie46bFRsam2Sa%2bk63nn5Kx95uXxjL6urUqypbBIr6ieSa6wr0q4qLc4v8OkjPDX7Ivf2fKB7eTnfLujr021p7dQs6q1S6Ti34bls%2bOGpNrgVevw5j7y1%2bVVv8Skeeyzr1G3pq5QtK6ySKTc7Yrr1%2fJV5OvqhPLb9owA&hid=12>Detail
Only Available By: McColgan, Kristin P.; Tennessee Philological Bulletin:
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Philological
Association, 1989; 26: 20-29. (journal article)
Subjects: fall of man; *Milton*, John; Paradise Lost
Database: MLA International Bibliography

*Hawthorne's* Echoes of Spenser and
*Milton*.<http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/viewarticle?data=dGJyMPPp44rp2%2fdV0%2bnjisfk5Ie46bFRsam2Sa%2bk63nn5Kx95uXxjL6urUqypbBIr6ieSa6wr0q4qLc4v8OkjPDX7Ivf2fKB7eTnfLujr021p7dQs6q1S6Ti34bls%2bOGpNrgVevw5j7y1%2bVVv8Skeeyzr1G1qq9It6e1TaTc7Yrr1%2fJV5OvqhPLb9owA&hid=12>Detail
Only Available By: Mounts, Charles E.; Nathaniel *Hawthorne* Journal, 1973;
162-71. (journal article)
Subjects: 1600-1699; *Milton*, John
Database: MLA International Bibliography

*Hawthorne* and *Milton*: The Second Fall in 'Rappaccini's
Daughter'<http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/viewarticle?data=dGJyMPPp44rp2%2fdV0%2bnjisfk5Ie46bFRsam2Sa%2bk63nn5Kx95uXxjL6urUqypbBIr6ieSa6wr0q4qLc4v8OkjPDX7Ivf2fKB7eTnfLujr021p7dQs6q1S6Ti34bls%2bOGpNrgVevw5j7y1%2bVVv8SkeeyzrkiuprNIr6azS6Tc7Yrr1%2fJV5OvqhPLb9owA&hid=12>Detail
Only Available By: Liebman, Sheldon W.; New England Quarterly: A Historical
Review of New England Life and Letters, 1968 Dec; 41 (4): 521-35. (journal
article)
Subjects: characterization; *Milton*, John; Paradise Lost
Database: MLA International Bibliography

Maidens and Magicians: *Milton's* 'Comus' and *Hawthorne's* The House of
Seven Gables<http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/viewarticle?data=dGJyMPPp44rp2%2fdV0%2bnjisfk5Ie46bFRsam2Sa%2bk63nn5Kx95uXxjL6urUqypbBIr6ieSa6wr0q4qLc4v8OkjPDX7Ivf2fKB7eTnfLujr021p7dQs6q1S6Ti34bls%2bOGpNrgVevw5j7y1%2bVVv8Skeeyzr1G2qa5PsK%2bwUKTc7Yrr1%2fJV5OvqhPLb9owA&hid=12>Detail
Only Available By: Jones, Betty H.. Ames: Iowa State Univ.; 1983 Aug.. 14
pp. (book)
Subjects: *Milton*, John; Comus
Database: MLA International Bibliography

*Hawthorne's* Comus: A Miltonic Source for 'The Maypole of Merry
Mount'<http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/viewarticle?data=dGJyMPPp44rp2%2fdV0%2bnjisfk5Ie46bFRsam2Sa%2bk63nn5Kx95uXxjL6urUqypbBIr6ieSa6wr0q4qLc4v8OkjPDX7Ivf2fKB7eTnfLujr021p7dQs6q1S6Ti34bls%2bOGpNrgVevw5j7y1%2bVVv8Skeeyzrkiupq9Isaa0TaTc7Yrr1%2fJV5OvqhPLb9owA&hid=12>Detail
Only Available By: Liebman, Sheldon W.; Nineteenth-Century Fiction, 1972
Dec; 27 (3): 345-51. (journal article)
Subjects: *Milton*, John; Comus
Database: MLA International Bibliography
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