Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Milton and the Law

A one-day symposium on Milton and the Law will be held at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 29 June 2007.

For details of registration and further information, please email Rosanna Cox ( or Chloe Houston (

9.30 ˆ 10.00 Registration
10.00 Welcome
10.15                    Keynote Paper: Professor Thomas Corns (The University of Wales Bangor): Brother of the better known John
11.30 Refreshments
12.00                            Panel 1: Free speech and censorship
Professor Joad Raymond (The University of East Anglia): Milton, censorship laws and the explosion of print
Professor David Harris Sacks (Reed College): The Sweet Name of Liberty: The Defense of Free Speech in Early Modern England‚
1.00 Lunch
2.30                              Panel 2: Gender and the law
Dr Lynne Greenberg (CUNY): Milton, Gender and the Law‚
Dr Rosanna Cox (QMUL): Whatever happened to the woman from Timna?: Milton and making the case for divorce‚
3.30 Refreshments
4.00    Panel 3: Legal discourse
Professor Martin Dzelzainis (RHUL): Milton and forensic oratory
Professor Peter C. Herman (San Diego State University): Whose Fault, Whose but his Own?: Paradise Lost, Contributory Negligence, and the Problem of Cause‚
5.00 Close

School of English & Drama
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS


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