Image of Neatherlandish-Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar

Montclair State’s interdisciplinary Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar is co-convened by the Departments of History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Classics and General Humanities, Philosophy, Spanish and Latino Studies, and English. The seminar brings together interested faculty and graduate students from across the university and the region to consider new research in the fields of medieval and early modern studies. All are warmly welcome.

Special Series 2020-21: Social Distance/Remote Intimacy


Upcoming Speakers

Nicholas McDowell (University of Exeter)

Reading Milton Reading Shakespeare Politically: What the Discovery of Milton’s Copy of the First Folio Does and Does Not Tell Us

Wednesday, May 19, 4pm

Nicholas McDowell is Professor of Early Modern Literature and Thought at the University of Exeter.  An award-winning scholar who has received such honors as  Philip Leverhulme Prize in Modern European Languages, he is the author of several books, including The English Radical Imagination: Culture, Religion, and Revolution, 1630-1660 (2003), Poetry and Allegiance in the English Civil Wars: Marvell and the Cause of Wit (2008), and most recently, Poet of Revolution: The Making of John Milton (2020). He is also the editor, with Nigel Smith, of The Oxford Handbook of Milton (2009) and, with N. H. Keeble, of Milton’s Vernacular Regicide and Republican Writings (2013) in Oxford University Press’s ongoing Complete Works of John Milton.

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