[Milton-L] Milton in disability circles

Duran, Angelica A duran0 at purdue.edu
Sat Oct 25 10:39:54 EDT 2014

Dear scholars,

One of my colleagues forwarded the email and link below my signature to
me. My article “The Blind Bard, according to John Milton and his
Contemporaries” casts an interpretation of Milton’s blindness sonnets
quite distinct from the responses in the link. But I figured it would be
good to share the fact that Milton is still being talked about and in
disability circles.

Angelica Duran
Professor, English and Comparative Literature
Director, Religious Studies (2009-13)
500 Oval Drive ­ Heavilon Hall
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 USA

<duran0 at purdue.edu>

>>Hey Angelica,
>>Below is a link to the current version of a new feature of Wordgathering,
>>a disability arts journal. In the current one, they've got responses to
>>MIlton's sonnets on his blindness by disabled / blind (I'm not sure who's
>>what) writers. Thought you might be interested! And if we get the DS
>>going and you teach early modern literature and disability, you could
>>include this!
>>On 10/24/14 11:55 AM, "Michael Northen" <mnorthen at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>>Hi Everyone,
>>>As part of a new feature of *Wordgathering* that takes a look at brief
>>>responses to representations of disability in canonical literature, I¹m
>>>looking for any writers with disabilities on this list who might be
>>>to write a paragraph or two about your reaction to Dickens¹ Tiny Tim for
>>>our December issue.  Any of you who may be interested can contact me off
>>>list at my person email.  If you¹d like to take a look at the kind of
>>>feature that might result from your comments, you can check out the
>>>responses to Milton¹s Sonnet XVI in the current issue at
>>>but, of course, each article is going to vary with the responses.
>>>Mike Northen
>>>Feedback on the list can be directed to Virginia Bemis
>>>(vbemis42 at gmail.com) and Julie Nack Ngue (nackngue at usc.edu)

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