Paradise Lost: John Milton

Paradise Lost: John Milton

by William Zunder (Editor)


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The interpretation of Paradise Lost has undergone remarkable changes in the last twenty years. This new collection of essays maps these changes, showing how they have been achieved by the combined discourses of Marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis, and poststructuralism. The essays are by writers working at the forefront of current criticism, and not only provide an overview of contemporary readings of one of the seminal works of English literature, but also indicate the range and subtlety of the revolution in English studies that has taken place in the past two decades. Paradise Lost is revealed as a work of immediate and challenging relevance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333657690
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 02/08/1999
Series: New Casebooks
Edition description: 1999
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

WILLIAM ZUNDER is Fellow in English at the University of Hull.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- General Editors' Preface.- Introduction; W.Zunder.- Paradise Lost and the English Revolution; C.Hill.- The Protestant Epic and the Spirit of Capitalism; A.Milner.- Religion and Ideology: A Political Reading of Paradise Lost; F.Jameson.- Milton's Bogey: Patriarchal Poetry and Women Readers; S.M.Gilbert.- 'Rational Burning': Milton on Sex and Marriage; D.Aers & B.Jodge.- The Genesis of Gendered Subjectivity in Paradise Lost; M.Nyquist.- Paradise Lost and the Primal Scene; W.Kerrigan.- Adam and His 'Other Self' in Paradise Lost: A Lacanian Study in Psychic Development'; C.M.Champagne.- Paradise Lost: Ideology, Phantasy and Contradiction; A.Easthope.- Adam on the Grass with Balsamum; G.Hartman.- Paradise Lost as Master-Narrative; C.Belsey.- Freedom, Service, and the Trade in Slaves: The Problem of Labour in Paradise Lost; M.Quilligan.- Further Reading.- Notes on Contributors.- Index.

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