Milton’s paradise lost and a postcolonial fall

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  • Luiz Fernando Ferreira de Sá

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https://doi.org/10.5216/sig.v18i1.3722

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In John Milton’s Paradise Lost epic and empire are dissociated. Contrary to many misreadings, this all-important work of the English Renaissance intersects postcolonial thinking in a number of ways. By using Gayatri Spivak’s circuit of postcolonial theory and practice, this paper enacts a counterpointal (mis)reading of Milton’s text: Paradise Lost may at last free its (post-)colonial (dis)content. Since every reading is a misreading, my (mis)reading of Milton’s paradise is a mo(ve)ment of resistance against and intervention in a so-called grand narrative of power (Milton’s epic) with a view to proposing a postcolonial conversation with this text.

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2008-04-06

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SÁ, L. F. F. de. Milton’s paradise lost and a postcolonial fall. Signótica, Goiânia, v. 18, n. 1, p. 101–112, 2008. DOI: 10.5216/sig.v18i1.3722. Disponível em: https://revistas.ufg.br/sig/article/view/3722. Acesso em: 14 ago. 2022.

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