James Holly Hanford Award Recipients (Book)


This award recognizes a distinguished book on Milton. The designation “book” refers to a critical monograph, not an edition, bibliography, multiauthor collection, or reference work.


Current Recipient
The award was vacant for publication year 2016
Past Recipients

(Arrangement is alphabetical by author)

Achinstein, Sharon. Milton and the Revolutionary Reader (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1994)

Bennett, Joan S. Reviving Liberty: Radical Christian Humanism in Milton’s Great Poems (Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1989)

Budick, Sanford  Kant and Milton (Harvard University Press, 2010)

Budick, Sanford. The Dividing Muse: Images of Sacred Disjunction in Milton’s Poetry (New Haven: Yale UP 1985)

Cable, Lana. Carnal Rhetoric: Milton’s Iconoclasm and the Poetics of Desire (Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1995)

Campbell, Gordon, Thomas Corns, John K. Hale and Fiona Tweedie, Milton and the Manuscript of De Doctrina Christiana (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)

Campbell, Gordon, and Thomas N. Corns, John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

Christopher, Georgia B. Milton and the Science of the Saints (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1982)

Fallon, Robert Thomas. Milton in Government (University Park: The Pennsylvania State UP, 1993)

Fallon, Stephen M. Milton among the Philosophers: Poetry and Materialism in Seventeenth-Century England (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1991)

Fish, Stanley. Surprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost, Second Edition (London: Macmillan Press LTD, 1997)

Forsyth, Neil. The Satanic Epic (Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2003)

Frye, Roland Mushat. Milton’s Imagery and the Visual Arts: Iconographic Tradition in the Epic Poems (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1978)

Grossman, Marshall. “Authors to Themselves”: Milton and the Revelation of History (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 1987)

Haskin, Dayton. Milton’s Burden of Interpretation (Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1994)

Hill, Christopher. Milton and the English Revolution (London: Faber & Faber, 1977)

Kerrigan, William. The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost (Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1983)

Kilgour, Maggie. Milton and the Metamorphosis of Ovid (Oxford University Press, 2012)

Leonard, John. Faithful Labourers: A Reception History of Paradise Lost, 1667-1970. Volume I: Style and Genre. Volume II: Interpretative Issues. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)

Leonard, John. Naming in Paradise: Milton and the Language of Adam and Eve (New York:Oxford UP, 1990)

Lewalski, Barbara K. The Life of John Milton (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2000)

Lewalski, Barbara K. Paradise Lost and the Rhetoric of Literary Forms (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1985)

Lieb, Michael. Poetics of the Holy: A Reading of Paradise Lost (Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1981)

Loewenstein, David. Milton and the Drama of History: Historical Vision, Iconoclasm, and the Literary Imagination (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 1990)

Loewenstein, David. Representing Revolution in Milton and His Contemporaries: Religion, Politics, and Polemics in Radical Puritanism (Cambridge, England: Cambridge UP, 2001)

Martin, Catherine Gimelli. The Ruins of Allegory: Paradise Lost and the Metamorphosis of Epic Convention (Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1998)

McColley, Diane Kelsey. A Gust for Paradise: Milton’s Eden and the Visual Arts (Urbana and Chicago: U of Illinois P, 1993)

McColley, Diane Kelsey. Poetry and Ecology in the Age of Milton and Marvell (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007)

Mohamed, Feisal. Milton and the Post-Secular Present: Ethics, Politics, Terrorism, Stanford UP, 2011.

Norbrook, David. Writing the English Republic: Poetry, Rhetoric, and Politics, 1627-1660 (New York: Cambridge UP, 1999)

Poole, William. Milton and the Idea of the Fall (Cambridge UP, 2005)

Quint, David. Inside “Paradise Lost”: Reading the Designs of Milton’s Epic (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014).

Radzinowicz, Mary Ann. Toward Samson Agonistes: The Growth of Milton’s Mind (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1978)

Revard, Stella. Milton and the Tangles of Neaera’s Hair: The Making of the 1645 Poems (Columbia: U of Missouri Press, 1997)

Revard, Stella. The War in Heaven: Paradise Lost and the Tradition of Satan’s Rebellion (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1980)

Rogers, John. The Matter of Revolution: Science, Poetry, and Politics in the Age of Milton (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1996)

Schwartz, Louis. Milton and Maternal Mortality, (Cambridge UP, 2009)

Schwartz, Regina. Remembering and Repeating: Biblical Creation in Paradise Lost (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 1988)

Shawcross, John T. John Milton: The Self and the World (Lexington: The UP of Kentucky, 1993)

Shawcross, John T. Milton: A Bibliography for the Years 1624-1700 (Binghamton, New York: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1984)

Shullenberger, William. Lady in the Labyrinth: Milton’s Comus as Initiation. (Madison, NJ: Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2008)

Tanner, John S. Anxiety in Eden: A Kierkegaardian Reading of Paradise Lost (New York: Oxford UP, 1992)

Teskey, Gordon. Delirious Milton: The Fate of the Poet in Modernity (Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2006)

Teskey, Gordon. The Poetry of John Milton (Harvard: Harvard UP, 2015)

Turner, James Grantham. One Flesh: Paradisal Marriage and Sexual Relations in the Age of Milton (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987)

Webber, Joan M. Milton and His Epic Tradition (Seattle: U of Washington P, 1979)

Wittreich, Joseph. Interpreting Samson Agonistes (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1986)