Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Contributing to the celebration of Milton's 400th Birthday

Today is the actual anniversary of the day Milton was born, and Geoffrey Hill has been active in the events of the Milton Quatercentenary.  Geoffrey Hill's Lady Margaret Lecture, "Milton as Muse," (Christ's College Cambridge, October 29, 2008) is available on a podcast.  He insists that Milton influenced Wordsworth and that "Milton's major muse was the city."

"John Milton 400th Anniversary Celebrations, The Lady Margaret Lectures 2008" Christ's College, Cambridge (2008).
"John Milton 400: Milton Quatercentenary," Cambridge (2008).
"John Milton, A Symposium to Commemorate the Quatercentenary of his Birth," British Academy (December 6, 2008).