Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Bottomless Bottle of Beer - Listed in Milton Revealed Website!

The website Milton Revealed is an online project initiated by Emeritus Professor Hugh Macrae Richmond, who serves as director, and hosted by U.C. Berkeley. The aims are described as follows:
Milton Revealed is a collaborative project to collect audio-visual materials related to John Milton and his work, to re-examine his relation to theatricality, and to develop teaching approaches to Milton that use performance across a variety of media. Our principal concern is to enhance the appeal of Milton to a broad audience by such dynamic approaches of all kinds.
How does my novella fit with these aims? It serves as one instance of "Bibliographies: 2. Milton's Creative Influence":
Hodges, Horace Jeffery. The Bottomless Bottle of Beer. Kindle Edition. Terrance Lindall, illustrator. New York: The Williamsburg Circle, July 20, 2013.
I didn't realize until now that my novella with Lindall's illustrations had made this list maintained by Professor Brendan M. Prawdzik for Professor Richmond and his Milton Revealed project! This implies a degree of acceptance by the scholarly world that the story is considered Miltonic . . .

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At 7:23 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

I am happy to hear about this.

Also, Milton is a steady presence in Emanations, International Authors' anthology series. Dario Rivarossa's "Milton 575" come to mind, as well (of course) as the original version of BBB. In the forthcoming volume, Milton provides the epigraph.

At 7:26 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Maybe you should contact the website to let them know.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 2:05 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

Soon as I plow through these final exams.

As I thought about it, there is ongoing both a "conventional" and a "deep" or conceptual Milton presence in Emanations.

I am reminded of the project you and Don Tinsley engaged in to render Milton's "The Verse" prose gloss from PL in both modern and heroic lines.

In addition to the epigraph, coming up in EIV we have a section from the libretto of a PL-based opera.

Ah, correction: Dario's piece was actually called "PL 575."

At 2:11 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...


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