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Queer Milton

  • David L. Orvis

Part of the Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500–1700 book series (EMCSS)

Table of contents

About this book


Queer Milton is the first book-length study dedicated to anti-heteronormative approaches to the poetry and prose of John Milton. Organized into sections on “Eroticism and Form” and “Temporality and Affect,” essays in this volume read Milton’s works through radical queer interpretive frameworks that have elsewhere animated and enriched Renaissance Studies. Leveraging insights from recent queer work and related fields, contributions demonstrate diverse possible futures for Queer Milton Studies. At the same time, Queer Milton bears witness to the capacity for queer to arbitrate debates that have shaped, and indeed continue to shape, developments in the field of Milton Studies. 


Milton and science fiction Milton and fantasy Milton and religion Milton and sexuality Milton studies queer theory anti-heteronormative poetry and prose John Milton early modern studies Renaissance studies queer early modern studies queer-crip queer-ecological queer-(un)historicist queer-philological Paradise Lost adaptations of Milton John Milton

Editors and affiliations

  • David L. Orvis
    • 1
  1. 1.BooneUSA

About the editors

David L. Orvis is Professor of English at Appalachian State University, USA. He is co-editor of Psalms in the Early Modern World (2011) and The Noble Flame of Katherine Philips: A Poetics of Culture, Politics, and Friendship (2015).

Bibliographic information


“Stockton assures that the collection’s intention is not to portray Milton as the unitary master of his own meaning. … With respect to this goal, I say with conviction: mission accomplished. I am better off for having met all these queer Miltons, and I commend them to your acquaintance.” (Kent R. Lehnhof, Milton Quarterly, Vol. 53 (4), 2019)