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CANADA MILTON SEMINAR XIII Alumni Hall, Old Victoria College University of Toronto Friday / Saturday 20-21 April 2017 PROGRAM Friday 20 April 3:30 p.m.

Coffee and Registration, Victoria College Foyer

4-4:15 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks Matt Kavaler (Director, CRRS)

Alumni Hall

SESSION I: PLENARY 4:15– 5:30 p.m.

Alumni Hall

Leah Whittington (Harvard University) “Milton’s Fragments” Chair: Tom Luxon (Dartmouth College)

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Wine and Cheese Reception

Goldring Atrium

Saturday 21 April 9 a.m.

GEMMS: Gateway

to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons Workshop (light breakfast included)

Vic 115

Adam Richter and David Robinson (U of Toronto) Jeanne Shami and Anne James (U of Regina) 10 a.m.

Coffee and Registration

10:25 a.m.

Welcome Paul Stevens

SESSION II: PLENARY 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Kristen Poole (U of Delaware) “Milton and Hieroglyphs” Chair: Edward Jones (Oklahoma State U)

College Foyer

Alumni Hall Alumni Hall

11:45-12 a.m.


SESSION III: PLENARY 12 – 1: 15 p.m.

Alumni Hall

Blair Hoxby (Stanford University) “Baroque Tragedy” Chair: Nicholas von Maltzahn (U of Ottawa)

1:15-2 p.m.



(A) Old Victoria College Room 101 Erin Murphy (Boston U) “Rude Milton: Sexuality, Secularism, and the Politics of Queer Reading" Ryan Netzley (Southern Illinois University) “Speculative Praise: Milton, Herrick, and the Value of Encomia” Chair: Kathy Acheson ( U of Waterloo) (B) Old Victoria College Room 115 Lee Morrissey (Clemson University) "Milton and the Forms of Modernity." Madeline Bassnett (Western U) "Cooking with the Devils in Paradise Lost" Chair: John Leonard (Western U)

3:30-45 p.m.

Coffee break Old Victoria College Foyer

SESSION V: PLENARY 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Alumni Hall

John Rumrich (U of Texas at Austin) “On Satan’s Flight through Chaos: Does God play Dice with the Universe?”

Chair: Steve Fallon (Notre Dame) 4:45-5:10 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Announcements George Ramos on upcoming production of Samson Agonistes Paul Stevens on the adaptation of Paradise Lost for the Stratford Festival

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Cash Bar, SCR, Massey College

6:30 p.m.

Banquet, Upper Library, Massey College