3 July 2021 - 3 July 2021
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Join the online launch of a new book on John Milton, at an event coming live from Milton's Cottage.
Women (Re)Writing Milton reconfigures the reception history of Milton and his works by bringing to the fore women reading, writing, and rewriting Milton, bringing together in conversation a range of voices from diverse historical, cultural, religious, and social contexts across the globe and through the centuries. The book encompasses a rich range of different literary genres, artistic media, and academic disciplines and draws on the research of established Milton scholars and new Miltonists. Like the female authors and artists whom they explore, the contributors take up a variety of standpoints. As well as revisiting the work of established figures, the volume brings new female creative artists, new subjects, and new approaches to the study of Milton.
Women (Re)Writing Milton is edited by Mandy Green and Sharihan Al-Akhras, and is published by Routledge.
Associate Professor in Renaissance Literature, Durham University
Mandy Green's research interests centre on classical presences in English literature with a particular focus on Ovid and Milton.
Sharihan Al-Akhras is a journalist who has worked in a number of media outlets and social networking services in London, including but not limited to: BBC Arabic, Al Jazeera English, and Twitter. Her PhD thesis examined the presence of Judeo-Arabic mythology in Paradise Lost. Her interests include Early Modern Literature, Middle-Eastern mythology, the demonic, Arab female authorship, East–West relations, and (social) media.