John K. Leonard announces publication of his book, Faithful Labourers: a Reception History of 'Paradise Lost', 1667-1970 (Oxford University Press). The book was published on 1 March in the UK and is scheduled for publication on May Day in North America. Due to length (xviii + 853pp), the book is published in two volumes, 'Style and Genre' and 'Interpretative Issues'. Further details are available at the OUP website.
On 3/9/13 Beverley Sherry (University of Sydney) participated in a radio program on Satan. Other speakers included the High Priest, Church of Satan in New York; a Christian commentator; and an academic from the University of Melbourne. A separate interview with Beverley, speaking on Satan in Paradise Lost, has been added to the internet as an “Extra audio”.
Readings from Paradise Lost by Anton Lesser are incorporated into the main program and Beverley’s own readings are part of her separate interview. She covers a range of questions, from Milton in the seventeenth century to the longer legacy of Milton’s Satan and his relevance in modern culture.
Approaches to Teaching Milton's Paradise Lost, Second Edition.
Editor: Peter C. Herman. Modern Languages Association, Pages: xii & 232 pp. Published: 2012
"This is an exemplary anthology of essays, all of them anchored in pedagogical concerns."
This second edition of Approaches to Teaching Milton’s Paradise Lost addresses Milton in the light of the digital age, new critical approaches to his poem, and his continued presence in contemporary culture. It aims to help instructors enliven the teaching of Paradise Lost and address the challenges presented to students by the poem—the early modern syntax and vocabulary, the political and theological contexts, and the abounding classical references.