CONFERENCE MARKING THE 400th ANNIVERSARY OF MILTON’S BIRTH

June 15, 2008

John Milton

Wellington NZ

The Friends of the Turnbull Library are planning the conference in association with the Alexander Turnbull Library.

It will be held in Wellington at the National Library Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, 5-6 December 2008, opening with the keynote lecture at 6.00pm on Friday 5 December.

The theme of the conference will be Miltonic Origins/Miltonic Innovations: Milton’s poetry and thought in New World societies and cultures

The keynote speaker will be John Rumrich, Thaman Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, who will speak on Reading Him Now.

Professor Rumrich is author of Matter of Glory: A New Preface to Paradise Lost (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1987) and Milton Unbound: Controversy and Reinterpretation (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996), and is one of the three editors of The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton (The Modern Library, 2007).

Invited speaker: Dr Juliet Lucy will speak on Milton and Ecology. Dr Lucy is honorary research adviser, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland. She is also a practising lawyer in the areas of water law, privacy law and administrative law.

Offers of papers (20 minutes) are welcome. Please write to Dr Brian Opie (admin@humanities.org.nz) with a title and brief abstract.

read more:
http://www.turnbullfriends.org.nz/fotl10.html

Alexander Turnbull Library
National Library of New Zealand
http://www.natlib.govt.nz

70 Molesworth Street
Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4 474 3000

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