[Milton-L] New Broadview Anthology of Milton's Poetry

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Fri Dec 6 09:31:07 EST 2013


What a loss -- adding those poems to this volume with selections from PL
would have given us an anthology both interesting and useful.

Jim R


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM, Ross Leasure <trleasure at gmail.com> wrote:

> Broadview wasn't interested in a volume of a dozen or so Modern English
> translations of Old English poems I'm working on (including "Christ &
> Satan," the OE Genesis, "Juliana," and "Elene"). Nor did they see any room
> for any of the translations in their anthology of British literature,
> even among the on-line supplementary texts.  I was told essentially that no
> one would be interested in teaching them despite their relative importance
> within the limited canon of surving Anglo-Saxon verse. All of the
> selections include passages in the voice of Satan or one of his demonic
> minions which, given my interest in Milton, attracted me to the project in
> the first place.  Alas.
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM, James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> I thought it was interesting that Broadview attempted this anthology, but
>> I've been asking myself the same question: for what course would I purchase
>> this volume?  Maybe a course on poetry and revolution? Early Modern poetry
>> and religion? Biblical reimaginings? But which of these courses wouldn't
>> also want to use at least selections from Paradise Lost?
>>
>> The copy for this volume on Broadview's website begins with a series of
>> questions that are equally applicable to Paradise Lost:
>>
>> "In Samson Agonistes, Milton's last great work, he addresses questions
>> that pressed insistently on the imagination of all who were unhappy with
>> the changes wrought by the Restoration. How do we respond to the experience
>> of defeat, and to fears of having been abandoned by the divine? How do we
>> know when our actions accord with divine will, or when they are fueled
>> instead by our fallen desires and weaknesses? At what point do
>> accommodation and compromise with an enemy become a failure of will? What
>> constitutes true heroism? To what extent is violence justified in the cause
>> of freedom?"
>>
>> http://www.broadviewpress.com/product.php?productid=1763&cat=0&page=1
>>
>> I think they should have pushed up the page count to about 150 pages and
>> included at least selections from PL.
>>
>> Jim R
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 7:08 AM, Ross Leasure <trleasure at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I would have to agree with Richard.  What course might this figure
>>> into?  Why not avail oneself of other more complete collocations of
>>> Milton's work?
>>>
>>> Ross
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 3:59 PM, James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Broadview has an interesting Milton anthology out -- just SA, a few
>>>> sonnets, and L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, and Lycidas. Very short: just over
>>>> 100 pages total. Anyone using it?  Any opinions?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://www.amazon.com/Samson-Agonistes-Other-Poems-Literature/dp/1554812097
>>>>
>>>> Jim
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Dr. James Rovira
>>>> Associate Professor of English
>>>> Tiffin University
>>>> http://www.jamesrovira.com
>>>> Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety
>>>> Continuum 2010
>>>> http://jamesrovira.com/blake-and-kierkegaard-creation-and-anxiety/
>>>> Text, Identity, Subjectivity
>>>> http://scalar.usc.edu/works/text-identity-subjectivity/index
>>>>
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>>> Dept. of English
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>>
>>
>> --
>> Dr. James Rovira
>> Associate Professor of English
>> Tiffin University
>> http://www.jamesrovira.com
>> Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety
>> Continuum 2010
>> http://jamesrovira.com/blake-and-kierkegaard-creation-and-anxiety/
>> Text, Identity, Subjectivity
>> http://scalar.usc.edu/works/text-identity-subjectivity/index
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>
>
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> *Associate Professor*
> Dept. of English
> Salisbury University
> Salisbury MD 21801
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-- 
Dr. James Rovira
Associate Professor of English
Tiffin University
http://www.jamesrovira.com
Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety
Continuum 2010
http://jamesrovira.com/blake-and-kierkegaard-creation-and-anxiety/
Text, Identity, Subjectivity
http://scalar.usc.edu/works/text-identity-subjectivity/index
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