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Fri, 07 Jun

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Oxford

Mansfield College, Oxford: the Milton Lecture

In which the well-known author of Eve Bites Back challenges Milton’s view of ‘our first mother’. Using the work of Aemelia Lanyer, who wrote nearly 60 years before Milton, she explores what makes ‘adventrous Eve’ such an enticing and dangerous subject for women authors.

Mansfield College, Oxford: the Milton Lecture
Mansfield College, Oxford: the Milton Lecture

Time & Location

07 Jun 2024, 17:30 – 18:30

Oxford, Mansfield Rd, Oxford OX1 3TF, UK

About the event

John Milton’s complicated, controversial portrayal of Eve in his Paradise Lost is not the only way of thinking about our ‘first mother’ – although it has been one of the most powerful and influential over the centuries. In this talk, Anna Beer will share another, radically different, take on Eve, from a woman writing nearly sixty years before Milton, Aemelia Lanyer.

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