“…it is to be wondered how museless and unbookish they were, minding naught but the feats of war.”

                                                                    – John Milton, Areopagitica

I am an unrepentant Miltonist who dabbles in Eighteenth-Century Literature, Shakespeare, High-Powered Rocketry, and Astrophotography. I teach literature and composition to some of the best students in the world.

I consider my blog a public space that allows room for informal discourse and scholarship far different from my academic writing. The posts in my blog are meant to appeal not only to Miltonists, but also to a general audience less familiar with Milton or his works. I will often try to relate Milton and his writing to current debates and events. He has a lot to say about them, and often shows us that our current moment isn’t that different from his own turbulent times.

– David A. Harper


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