James Holly Hanford Award Recipients (Article)


This award recognizes a distinguished article on Milton published in a journal or in a multiauthor collection of essays.

Current Recipient

Katherine Cox. “‘How cam’st though speakable of mute’: Satanic Acoustics in Paradise Lost.” Milton Studies 57: 233-60

Past Recipients

(Arrangement is alphabetical by author)

Bennett, Joan S. “God, Satan, and King Charles: Milton’s Royal Portraits,” PMLA, 92 (1977):441-457

Chaplin, Gregory  “Beyond Sacrifice: Milton and the Atonement,” PMLA 125.2 (2010), 354-69.

Coiro, Ann Baynes. “Fable and Old Song: Samson Agonistes and the Idea of a Poetic Career,” Milton Studies 36 (1998): 123-152

Creaser, John, “‘Service is Perfect Freedom’: Paradox and Prosodic Style in Paradise Lost” Review of English Studies 58 (2007) 268-315

Escobedo, Andrew. “Allegorical Agency and the Sins of Angels,” ELH 75 (2008): 787-818

Fish, Stanley. “Spectacle and Evidence in Samson Agonistes” Critical Inquiry 15 (1989): 556-586

Gallagher, Philip J. “Paradise Lost and the Greek Theogony” English Literary Renaissance 9 (1979): 121-148

Grossman, Marshall. “Poetry and Belief in Paradise Regained, to which is added Samson Agonistes.” Studies in Philology 110.2 (Spring 2012): 382-401.

Hale, John K. “Milton Meditates the Ode” Classical and Modern Literature 16 (1996): 341-358

Hunter, William B. ”The Provenance of The Christian Doctrine” Studies in English Literature 32 (1992): 129-142

Kahn, Victoria. “Aesthetics as Critique: Tragedy and Trauerspiel in Samson Agonistes” in Reading Renaissance Ethics ed. Marshall Grossman (New York: Routledge, 2007) 104-27

Kerrigan, William, and Gordon Braden. “Milton’s Coy Eve: Paradise Lost and Renaissance Love Poetry” ELH 53 (1986): 27-51

Kezar, Dennis. “Samson’s Death by Theater and Milton’s Art of Dying” ELH 66 (1999): 295-336

Kolbrener, William. “‘Plainly Partial’: The Liberal Areopagitica” ELH 60 (1993): 57-78

LaBreche, Ben “Espousing Liberty: The Gender of Liberalism and the Politics of Miltonic Divorce,” ELH 77 (2010), 969-94.

Labriola, Albert C. “‘Thy Humiliation Shall Exalt’: The Christology of Paradise Lost” Milton Studies 15 (1981): 29-42

Le Comte, Edward. “Dubious Battle: Saving the Appearances” ELN 19 (1982): 177-193.

Leo, Russ. “Milton’s Aristotelian Experiments: Tragedy, Lustratio, and ‘Secret refreshings’ in Samson Agonistes (1671),” Milton Studies 52 (2011), 221-52.

Leonard, John. “Milton, Lucretius, and ‘the void profound of unessential Night'” in Living Texts: Interpreting Milton ed. Kristin A. Pruitt and Charles W. Durham (Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna UP, 2000), 198-217

Lewalski, Barbara K. “The Genres of Paradise Lost: Literary Genre as a Means of Accommodation,” Milton Studies 17 (1983): 75-103

Lieb, Michael. “De Doctrina Christiana and the Question of Authorship” Milton Studies 41 (2002): 172-230

MacCallum, Hugh. “Samson Agonistes: The Deliverer as Judge” Milton Studies 23 (1987): 259-290

McDowell, Nicholas. “How Laudian was the Young Milton?” Milton Studies 52 (2011), 3-22.

Miller, Leo. “Milton’s Clash with Chappell: A Suggested Reconstruction” Milton Quarterly 14 (1980): 77-87

Mueller, Janel. “Contextualizing Milton’s Nascent Republicanism” in Of Poetry and Politics: New Essays on Milton and His World ed. Paul G. Stanwood (Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1995) 263-282

Nardo, Anna K. “Academic Interludes in Paradise Lost”  Milton Studies 27 (1991): 209-241

Norbrook, David. “John Milton, Lucy Hutchinson and the Republican Biblical Epic” in Milton and the Grounds of Contention ed. Mark R. Kelley, Michael Lieb, and John T. Shawcross (Pittsburgh: Duquesne UP, 2003) 37-63, 292-293

Patterson, Annabel. “That Old Man Eloquent” in Literary Milton: Text, Pretext, Context ed. Diana Treviño Benet and Michael Lieb  (Pittsburgh: Duquesne UP, 1994) 22-44, 223-6nn.

Picciotto, Joanna. “Reforming the Garden: The Experimentalist Eden and Paradise Lost” ELH 72 (2005): 23-78

Poole, Kristen. “‘With Such Joy Surcharg’d’: The Predicament of Satiety in Patristic Theology and Paradise Lost, Milton Quarterly 49.1 (2015)

Poole, William. “John Milton and Giovanni Boccaccio’s Vita di Dante,” Milton Quarterly 48 (2014): 139-70

Quint, David. “Fear of Falling: Icarus, Phaethon, and Lucretius in Paradise Lost” in Renaissance Quarterly 57 (2004): 315-345

Radzinowicz, Mary Ann. “Milton on the Tragic Woman in Genesis,” in Of Poetry and Politics: New Essays on Milton and His World ed. Paul G. Stanwood (Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1995) 131-152

Rajan, Balachandra. “Paradise Lost: the Uncertain Epic,” Milton Studies 17 (1983): 105-119

Revard, Stella P. “From the State of Innocence to the Fall of Man: The Fortunes of Paradise Lost as Opera and Oratorio,” in Milton’s Legacy in the Arts, ed. Albert C. Labriola and Edward Sichi, Jr. (University Park and London: The Pennsylvania State UP, 1988) 93-134

Rogers, John. “Transported touch: the fruit of marriage in Paradise Lost” in Milton and Gender ed. Catherine Gimelli Martin (New York: Cambridge UP, 2004) 115-132

Rosenblatt, Jason R “Milton’s Chief Rabbi,” in Milton Studies 24 (1988): 43-71

Rumrich, John Peter. “Uninventing Milton” Modern Philology 87 (1990): 249-265.

Sauer, Elizabeth. “Milton’s Of True Religion: Protestant Nationhood, and the Negotiation of Liberty” MQ 40 (2006): 1-19

Schwartz, Regina. “Milton’s Hostile Chaos: … ‘And the Sea was No More'” ELH 52 (1985): 337-374

Sellars, Roy. “Milton’s Wen” Prose Studies 49 (1996): 221-237

Shore, Daniel. “‘Fit Though Few’: Eikonoklastes and the Rhetoric of Audience” Milton Studies 45 (2006): 129-148

Shullenberger, William. “Into the Woods: The Lady’s Soliloquy in Comus” MQ 35 (2001): 33-43

Stevens, Paul. “Milton and the Icastic Imagination”  Milton Studies 20 (1984): 43-73

Stevens, Paul. “Paradise Lost and the Colonial Imperative”  Milton Studies 24 (1996): 3-21

Swaim, Kathleen M. “The Mimesis of Accommodation in Book 3 of Paradise Lost” PQ 63 (1984): 461-475

Trubowitz, Rachel. “The people of Asia and with them the Jews”: Israel, Asia, and England in Milton’s Writings,” in Milton and the Jews, ed. Douglas A. Brooks (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008), 151-77.

von Maltzahn, Nicholas. “Milton and the Deist Prelude to Liberalism.” In Milton and Questions of History: Essays by Canadians Past and Present, ed. Feisal Mohamed and Mary Nyquist (University of Toronto Press, 2012). 215-49.

Walker, Julia M. “The Poetics of Antitext and the Politics of Milton’s Allusions” Studies in English Literature 37 (1997): 151-171

Wallace, Joseph. “Miltonic Proportions: Divine Distribution and the Nature of the Lot in Paradise Lost.” Milton Studies 53, ed. Laura L. Knoppers (Duquesne University Press, 2012): 101-23, 277-82.

Webster, Erin. “Milton’s Pandaemonium and the Infinitesimal Calculus,” ELR 45.3 (2015)

Welch, Anthony. “Milton’s Forsaken Proserpine,” ELR 39:3 (Autumn 2009), 527-56.

Whittington, Leah. “Milton’s Poetics of Supplication,” Milton Studies 55 (2014): 113-45.

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