John Milton at the 2022 MLA (6–9 Jan, Washington, DC)

deadline for submissions: 
March 24, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Milton Society of America
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The Milton Society of America solicits paper proposals for three panels at the MLA:

 

John Milton: A General Session

We invite proposals for papers that relate to any aspect of the life and writings of John Milton. We especially encourage graduate students and junior scholars to apply. Submit a brief (200-word) proposal along with an abbreviated cv no later than Wednesday, March 24 to Eric Song, esong1@swarthmore.edu

 

Multilingual Milton
If Milton emerged as a preeminent poet of epic in the English language, he did so after decades of reading, writing, and translating from other languages. For this panel, which seeks to contribute to the MLA Convention’s annual theme, we invite proposals for papers considering any aspect of multilingualism in relation to Milton’s work. Topics may include (but are not limited to) biblical translation, linguistic nationalism, early modern forms of cosmopolitanism, and translations of Milton’s writings across centuries and continents. Submit a brief (200-word) proposal along with an abbreviated cv no later than Wednesday, March 24 to Eric Song, esong1@swarthmore.edu

 

Milton & Race Thinking

Medieval and early modern scholars continue to grapple with the constructions and deployments of race thinking in the periods we study. In Milton scholarship more specifically, we have seen how untenable it is for scholars to replicate the blind spots in discussions of political freedom that distance themselves from the realities of enslavement and subjugation. For this panel, we invite proposals for papers that advance our understanding of Milton’s place in early modern race thinking. Submit a brief (200-word) proposal along with an abbreviated cv no later than Wednesday, March 24 to Eric Song, esong1@swarthmore.edu

 

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