[PAST EVENT] Raphael's Condescension: Paradise Lost, Jane Austen, and the Secularization of Grace

February 27, 2020
5pm - 7pm
Tucker Hall, Tucker Theatre, Tucker 127A
350 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Free food
  • Open to the public

Please join us for a talk by Prof. Paul Stevens titled, "Raphael's Condescension: Paradise Lost, Jane Austen, and the Secularization of Grace." The talk will be held in the Tucker Theatre on February 27th, at 5:00pm, with a light reception to follow.

Paul Stevens is currently Professor & Canada Research Chair in Early Modern Literature & Culture at the University of Toronto. His teaching and research are Milton and seventeenth-century literature, especially as that area illuminates colonialism and nationalism, secularism and religious change, and literary theory and history.  Prof. Stevens is currently working on two projects, The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and War and Sola Gratia: English Literature and the Secular Ways of Grace, for which he was awarded a 2012-13 Guggenheim Fellowship, and which analyzes the ways in which the religious doctrine of grace morphs into all kinds of surprisingly different, secular forms of cultural surplus. A former President of the Milton Society of America and Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, he was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the founder and coordinator of the annual international Canada Milton Seminar and a passionate graduate and undergraduate teacher, with recent prizes including the Northrop Frye Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research (2008), Finalist for the TVO Best Lecturer Competition (2009), and the President’s Teaching Award (2010).


For more information, please contact Erin Webster at [[emwebster]].