17th century literature

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  • 8 Jan 2020
    Jennifer Keith

    Anne Finch and the “publick view”

    Long before I decided to work on a scholarly edition of Anne Finch’s work, I was drawn to her distinctive voice. I first heard it as an undergraduate student in the 1980s, but in the least propitious circumstances. A professor who admired Alexander Pope’s poetry asked the class to turn to just one of the […]

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  • 13 Dec 2019
    Warren Chernaik

    Milton and the Burden of Freedom

    What I’ve found in teaching Milton is that an author, whom students at first think of as inaccessible, because his poems are full of Biblical and classical references, familiar to his initial readers but much less so today, turns out unexpectedly to be imaginatively and intellectually stimulating, a pleasure to read and to talk about. […]

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