[Milton-L] International Milton Symposium CFP

David Ainsworth dainsworth at as.ua.edu
Wed Feb 26 11:53:06 EST 2014

(Forwarding from Karen Edwards


Eleventh International Milton Symposium

Call for Papers

The Eleventh International Milton Symposium will be held at the 
University of Exeter, England, 20-24 July, 2015. The Symposium, normally 
held every three years, brings together scholars from across the world 
for five days of lively discussion and convivial exchanges about all 
things Miltonic.

Plenary speakers include: Maggie Kilgour (McGill), Mary Nyquist 
(Toronto), David Quint (Yale), and Paul Stevens (Toronto).

Located in the beautiful Devon countryside, close to the sea and to 
Dartmoor National Park, the cathedral city of Exeter (founded by the 
Romans) is among those English cities most dramatically affected by the 
Civil War. Supporters of Parliament secured the city in 1642, and from 
early in 1643 it served as the western headquarters of the Parliamentary 
Army. After a determined and prolonged siege, it fell to Royalist forces 
in the autumn, who so strongly fortified the city that it was re-taken 
by the Parliamentary Army only in 1646. The rich Civil War History of 
Exeter will be a feature of the Symposium.

The Programme Committee warmly invites proposals for 20-minute papers on 
all aspects of Milton studies. Suggested topics include, but are not 
limited to, the following:

The Civil War
Milton and his (near) contemporaries
Places – geographical, symbolic, textual
Families, children, generation(s)
Harmony, music, dancing, soundscapes
The emotions, the passions, the senses
Drama, dialogue, soliloquy
Controversy, polemic, satire
Biblical, classical, humanist scholarship
Death, mortalism, memory

Proposals for papers (500 words maximum, preferably in the form of an 
email attachment) should be submitted by 10 June 2014  to Karen Edwards 
(k.l.edwards at exeter.ac.uk) and Philip Schwyzer 
(p.a.schwyzer at exeter.ac.uk), English Department, Queen’s Building, 
Exeter University, Exeter EX4 4QH, UK.

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