Monday, March 12, 2012


Saturday 17 March 2012

Venue: In the Birmingham and Midland Institute [**PLEASE NOTE**] on Saturday 17 March 2012. There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm


(am) Matt Jordan (independent scholar), ‘Milton’s Apology: Credit and the Origins of Self-Esteem’; Thomas N. Corns (Bangor), ‘John Toland’s Milton’.

(pm) Colin Timms (Birmingham), ‘Comus at Exton in 1745/48’; Rachel Willie (Bangor), ‘Inscribing Textuality: Milton, Anti-theatricalism, and the Performance of Print’.

The Birmingham and Midland Institute (BMI) was founded by Act of Parliament in 1854, for ‘the Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and Art amongst all Classes of Persons resident in Birmingham and the Midland Counties,’ and continues to pursue these aims. The BMI is located in the heart of Birmingham’s city centre, just a few minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street railway stations:

Birmingham and Midland Institute
Margaret Street
Birmingham B3 3BS

Please follow this link for a map of the BMI’s location, and for further information about the BMI and its Library:

For further information about the British Milton Seminar, please contact either: Professor Thomas N. Corns (, or Dr Hugh Adlington (


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