Author John Milton remembered for Paradise Lost

Marathon reading to take place at Wisconsin Lutheran College honoring Milton and a guest lecture by Marquette University Professor Emeritus Dr. Michael McCanles

Date Posted: February 11, 2009

MILWAUKEE – In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the birthday of author John Milton, the Wisconsin Lutheran College English department is hosting a marathon reading of Milton's famous work Paradise Lost and co-sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Michael McCanles. 

The marathon reading of Paradise Lost is open to the public and will take place on Saturday, February 21 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. in the Warrior Underground. Readers are scheduled continually throughout the day. If interested in participating in the reading, please contact Dr. Erik Ankerberg, Associate Professor of English (414) 443-8539 or e-mail

On Tuesday, February 24, Dr. Michael McCanles, Professor Emeritus of English from Marquette University, will guest lecture on Milton's Paradise Lost. McCanles taught at Marquette for more than 30 years and is the author of several books of literary criticism, including his most recent, Jonsonian Discriminations. McCanles talk is titled, "Milton and Idolatry: The Major poems and the crisis of the Stuart Restoration." The lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Center for Arts and Performance, room FM15 from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

The Warrior Underground is located in the lower level of the Campus Center. Visitors may enter through the front entrance of the Gary J. Greenfield Administration Building, 8800 West Bluemound Road. The Center for Arts and Performance is located at 8815 West Wisconsin Avenue. For more information on any of these events contact Dr. Ankerberg.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a Christian liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.