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Milton Society reminders

This is just a reminder to all MSA members to please nominate yourselves and/or colleagues for: And, if you haven’t renewed your membership, now’s the time! Our new system requires members to actively reestablish membership each year, so please take a moment to log in and re-up. Yes, that includes Lifetime Members and even you, …

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MSA newsletter–December 2022

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We hope this newsletter finds you looking forward to a joyful December with friends, family, and good books. May we all nurture the hope, as Milton did, that this holiday season might bring in “a universal peace through sea and land.” Below, you’ll find the latest in the MSA community, and …

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News Nuggets – August 2022

Dear Milton Society of America member, If you’re like me, you are very much looking forward to a relatively normal academic year, at least in an epidemiological sense. And with in-person conferences ahead, it’s heartening to know that our scholarly conversations will continue outside the virtual realm. In fact, judging from our panels at MLA …

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News Nuggets – May 2022

Dear Milton Society of America member, As the world—perhaps—returns to normal, we’re grateful for our far-flung community, whose collegiality has been so sustaining throughout the pandemic. For the coming year, this newsletter will be co-produced by Alison (incoming president) and Brooke (former president); please bear with us through any scheduling or technical difficulties! MSA Happenings …

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News Nuggets January 2022

Dear Milton Society of America member, Welcome to 2022 and the third year of our global pandemic. In teaching a Milton course for the first time since Covid-19 hit, I’m struck anew by the autobiographical portion of Reason of Church-Government and Milton’s twin convictions that, in the midst of England’s political crisis, there are things …

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Annual Secretary’s Letter 2021

Dear Milton Society of America Member, I find that the simple act of greeting has grown complicated as we’re all trying to figure out what (or when) our new normal might be. I can only express my hope that this letter finds us all well, even though I am sure that we are grappling with …

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News Nuggets October 2021

Dear Milton Society of America member, It’s been a quiet time professionally for many people as we wait to see how the global pandemic will affect conference travel and other long-anticipated events. However, if autumn affords you any sunshine holidays (with or without spicy nut-brown ale), we hope that the following events, publications, and news …

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News Nuggets May 2021

Dear Milton Society of America member, After a year in which many of us Zoomed from morn to noon, from noon to dewy eve (and to much the same despairing result), here’s hoping that the next academic term brings better things. MSA Happenings It was a pleasure to see so many of your square-boxed faces …

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News Nuggets January 2021

Dear Milton Society of America member, It may be the dead of winter, but if Edward Phillips was right that in writing Paradise Lost Milton’s “vein never happily flowed but from the autumnal equinoctial to the vernal,” the recent productivity of our membership suggests they’ve taken inspiration from his example. For evidence, just take a look below: …

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News Nuggets December 2019

“This is the month” …1) … for renewing Membership. Unless you are an honored scholar, lifetime member, or retiree, it is time to renew your membership. Annual dues are required of all members in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. All other international members are encouraged to pay dues, though not required to do …

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