Paradise Lost Project Receives Humanities Council Grant

The New Hampshire Humanities Council has awarded a $1,870 grant to KSC journalism lecturer Roger Martin for his project,  “Adam’s Vision, Book XI, Paradise Lost.” To make John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost, more accessible to the modern public, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, and on Thursday, April 5, Keene State College will host a dual event beginning with a panel discussion recorded live for broadcast and open to public discussion. Humanists Eugene McCarthy, Rodger Martin, and Michael Wakefield (also a lecturer in journalism and a composer/musician), will discuss with a Keene State Television host what makes Book XI of Paradise Lost meaningful for a contemporary audience and what makes this book different from the other eleven books in the epic.

The panel will be digitally recorded so that DVDs of the event can be distributed to public-access TV stations in N.H. and Mass.