The Milton Society of America has awarded its Irene Samuel Award (which recognises a distinguished multiauthor collection on Milton) to Young Milton: The Emerging Author, 1620-1642 (Oxford: OUP, 2012), ed. Edward Jones. The collection features chapters by Christopher Tilmouth, a member of the Research Group for Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies, and Andrew Zurcher, another member of the English Faculty here at Cambridge. Congratulations to Christopher, Andrew, and everyone else involved with Young Milton.
The Poetic Enlightenment: Poetry and Human Science, 1650-1820, edited by Tom Jones and Rowan Boyson and recently publshed by Pickering and Chatto, examines the role of poetry in the development of Enlightenment ideas, and includes contributions by several members of our research group. Dr Stefan Uhlig writes on ‘Ferguson’s School for Literature’; Dr Phil Connell examines ‘Hobbes and Davenant: Poetry as Civil Science’, and Dr Chris Tilmouth discusses ‘Morality as a Discourse of the Imagination’. More information on this volume can be found on the publisher’s website.
We are pleased to announce that Class and the Canon: Constructing Labouring-Class Poetry and Poetics, 1780-1900, edited by Kirstie Blair and our very own Mina Gorji, has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. You can have a quick look inside, and read some glowing snippet reviews, on amazon.
We would love to announce publications by group members. Please let us know about your books, chapters and articles.