British Milton Seminar Spring Meeting 2019

University of Birmingham - Edgbaston campus (Rodney Hilton Library: Room 335 - Arts Building)
Saturday 16 March 2019 (11:00-16:00)

The Spring 2019 meeting of the British Milton Seminar features four papers on topics including Milton's reading of comparative religion, and his reception in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The seminar is open to academic and academic-related staff and to postgraduate students.

There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.



  • Jean David Eynard (Cambridge), ‘Milton as reader of Bodin’s Colloquium: Tolerant aesthetics and the politics of writing’;
  • Chine Sonoi (Oita, Japan), ‘A quest for liberty in Robert Southey’s Joan of Arc (1796) in relation to John Milton’s political writings’.


  • Laura Fox Gill (Sussex), ‘“Strange alteration!”: The Victorian Milton and a Case of Anthropodermic Bibliopegy’;
  • Hugh Adlington and George Davies (Birmingham), ‘Milton for the People? Radical, Liberal, and Nonconformist Readers, 1800-1900’.


The Rodney Hilton Library (Room 335) is on the third floor of the Arts Building on the Edgbaston campus of the University of Birmingham.

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For further information about the British Milton Seminar, please contact either:
Dr Hugh Adlington ( or Professor Sarah Knight (

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