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William Blake, The Temptation of Eve
William Blake, The Temptation of Eve

Milton in Intellectual and Cultural History

To mark the 400th anniversary of Milton's birth, the University of Queensland is hosting a symposium from 14 to 17 August 2008, entitled Milton in Intellectual and Cultural History. The symposium (held at Duchesne College) will explore Milton's participation in, and generation of, intellectual and cultural traditions which extend from ancient times to our own. Many of these systems of thought and practice came under increased pressure and scrutiny in the early modern period, with the advent of new approaches to knowledge and the development of new aesthetic forms. Milton's poetry and prose vigorously engage with evolving cultural traditions such as theology, politics, rhetoric, poetics, science, music and pedagogy. The symposium will focus both on Milton's relation to his own intellectual and cultural contexts, and on his continuing role in the formation of modern intellectual and cultural traditions.

The symposium will open with a public lecture on 14 August by Stephen Fallon (University of Notre Dame), and will feature papers from a select panel of scholars from Australia, Britain, the United States, and New Zealand. Following the two-day symposium, there will be a day of public readings and performances of Milton's poetry on Sunday 17 August.

The symposium is supported by the University of Queensland's Centre for the History of European Discourses (CHED) and the School of English, Media Studies and Art History (EMSAH), together with the ARC Network for Early European Research and the Shakespeare Round Table at the University of Queensland.

For further information, contact Benjamin Myers (CHED), Peter Holbrook (EMSAH), or Juliet Lucy (EMSAH).

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