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Milton and material culture

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In contradistinction to critical trends which have rendered Milton’s thought disembodied, this thesis studies how seventeenth-century material culture informed Milton’s poetry and prose at the epistemic level and by suggesting a palette of forms for literary play.

The first chapter explores the early modern culture of fruit. At the epistemic level, practices of fruit cultivation and consumption inform Milton’s imagination and his vocabulary, thereby connecting their historic-mater...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:45542c8d-0049-49cf-8d19-6d206195d9a7
Local pid:
ora:7069

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