Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, CSC, Professor of the Humanities
Professor, Program of Liberal Studies
Professor, Department of English
A.B., Princeton University; M.A., McGill University; Ph.D., University of Virginia
A scholar of Milton and early modern literature and intellectual history, Fallon is the author of Milton among the Philosophers, winner of the Milton Society of America's Hanford Award, and Milton’s Peculiar Grace: Self-Representation and Authority(Cornell, 2007), winner of a Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title award. He has also co-edited The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton for Random House/Modern Library (2007) the Modern Library editions of Paradise Lost (2008), taken from the larger edition. His articles on Milton and on the Renaissance have appeared in various essay collections and journals, including PMLA and the Journal of the History of Ideas. He is currently writing a series of essays on areas of convergence in the thought of Milton and Isaac Newton. While continuing to study the philosophical and theological contexts of seventeenth-century literature, he is also interested in the literary analysis of early modern philosophical texts. Fallon is on the Editorial Boards of the Yale Milton Encyclopedia and of Milton Studies, and he is on the Advisory Boards of PMLA and Papers on Language and Literature. He has twice been an NEH Fellow as well as a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. With Clark Power, he co-founded and continues to teach a course on literary and philosophical classics at the South Bend Center for the Homeless, and he is on the Faculty Steering Committee for the Notre Dame/Holy Cross College Westville (Prison) Educational Initiative.
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