David Loewenstein is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and the Humanities at Penn State. He is the editor of "John Milton, Prose: Major Writings on Liberty, Politics, Religion, and Education" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013); author of "Treacherous Faith: The Specter of Heresy in Early Modern English Literature and Culture" (Oxford University Press, 2013); and coeditor of "Shakespeare and Early Modern Religion" (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Celebrating Milton’s “Paradise Lost”

The Ridge Lecture in Literature, which I’ll deliver at The Huntington’s Rothenberg Hall on November 1, 2017, is an opportunity to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the first publication of John Milton’s Paradise Lost in 1667. It also gives me the opportunity to assess the daring originality of the greatest … Continue reading