1. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  2. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  3. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  4. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  5. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  6. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  7. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  8. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  9. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  10. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  11. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  12. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  13. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  14. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  15. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  16. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  17. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  18. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  19. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  20. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  21. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  22. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  23. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  24. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  25. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  26. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  27. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  28. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  29. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  30. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  31. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton



Conference: Reading Milton through Islam

Monday, May 12, 2014; 9:30am - 3:30pm

Location: American University of Beirut

Co-organized by Dr. Francois-Xavier Gleyzon and Dr. David Currell.
The conference is expected to address and create new currents in Milton studies by connecting to wider debates in the study of world literatures and religions. John Milton’s works remain the central pillar of late-Renaissance English studies, and scholarship on Milton has importantly enriched our understanding of the political and religious upheavals of the seventeenth-century. Innovative recent scholarship continues to expand the range of relevant contexts beyond Europe, however, unearthing the vitality and resonance of the Miltonic text within religious and political debates across borders, through time, and in multiple languages. One of theglobal sites where this vitality and resonance is being recognized is the Arab world and the Islamic world more broadly. The publication of the first two complete translations of Paradise Lost into Arabic (in 2002 and 2011) invites fresh critical explorations from a multiplicity of perspectives. By exploring how Milton, Islam, and the Middle East address and implicate one another, this conference aims to raise (obliquely or head-on) the question of what Milton offers here, now, and in the future, and to reflect on how forms of the past still inform the present.

Three prominent Miltonists will be delivering keynote lectures on topics ranging from Milton’s reliance on the Islamic-derived intellectus agens tradition, the breadth of Milton’s allusions to Islamic religion and culture, and the place of Milton’s Areopagitica (atreatise in favor of press freedom central to the liberal tradition) in the Arab world today.

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