Saturday, October 17
Paradise Regained 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Michael Bryson (California State-Northridge)
“The Gnostic Milton”
Richard DuRocher (St. Olaf)
“Hermes’s Blessed Retreats: Rival Views of Learning in Paradise Regained”
Vanita Neelakanta (Rider)
“Paradise Regained in the Closet”
Milton and His Antecedents9:00-10:15 a.m.
Alison Chapman (Alabama-Birmingham)
“Milton’s genii loci and the Specter of the Medieval Saints”
John Mulryan (St. Bonaventure)
“Is Milton’s Shakespeare Better than Shakespeare’s Shakespeare?:
The Degradation of Gender in Macbeth and Paradise Lost, Books 8-12”
Talya Meyers (Stanford)
“In the Shadow of Tasso’s Forest: Milton’s Eden and Its Wilderness”
Milton’s Eve9:00-10:15 a.m.
Tom Festa (SUNY-New Paltz)
“The Problem of Good: Eve’s Contrition”
T. Ross Leasure (Salisbury)
“Eve (Un-) (Re-) Dressed: A Case of the Vapors,
Competing Crowns, and the ‘Unsupported Flower’ in Book IX of Paradise Lost”
Emma Annette Wilson (Western Ontario)
“‘A pure conversing soul’: Eve’s Rational Fall from Grace in Paradise Lost”