Milton and the Idea of the Sublime in the Seventeenth Century

Scholarship has never properly considered the writings of John Milton in relation to the idea of the sublime, no doubt because the sublime has long been perceived as a largely post-Miltonic concept first formulated in the context of eighteenth-century aesthetic theory. This doctoral research project, funded by an Exeter International Excellence Scholarship for Postgraduate Research, excavates the traces of a pre-aesthetic conception of the sublime and argues that this notion was integral to Milton’s rhetorical, natural-philosophical, and theological imagination.


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Physical Sublimity in Paradise Lost
Apr 2, 2020 12:00 PM
Longinian Sublimity in the Renaissance
Jan 22, 2020 12:00 PM
Milton and the Politics of Longinian Rhetoric
Oct 19, 2019 2:00 PM
Froben’s Ciceroniana: Humanism and the Printshop in Sixteenth-Century Basel
Oct 3, 2019 12:00 PM
Milton’s Prolusions and Scholasticism at Cambridge, 1625–1632
Sep 5, 2019 3:00 PM
Milton, Enthusiasm, and the Sublime
Jun 17, 2019 4:15 PM
Mapping Early Modern Book Ownership: Longinus in English Private Libraries to 1674
Jun 13, 2019 9:30 AM
The Sublime in the Seventeenth Century: New Bibliographical and Manuscript Research on Longinus in the Age of Milton
Apr 18, 2019 3:00 PM
The Politics of the Pre-Aesthetic Sublime in Seventeenth-Century England
Jun 13, 2018 11:00 AM
Blank Space in the Lansdowne Longinus
May 24, 2018 10:30 AM