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Hoover 210
Whittier College
13406 Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90608

Office: Hoover 211
Tel: (562) 907-4896

 wfurman@whittier.edu
 
 
 

 
Professor Furman-Adams' research focuses primarily on Milton's Paradise Lost as an illustrated poem--a subject that requires a focus on feminist theory and theology, as well as on the relationship between art and literature. Her publications--many written collaboratively with Professor Virginia Tufte of USC--have dealt mainly with this subject, and have appeared in such journals as Philological Quarterly, Huntington Library Quarterly, Milton Quarterly, and Milton Studies. She was also co-editor of Renaissance Rereadings: Intertext and Context (U of Illinois P, 1988) and Riven Unities: Authority and Experience, Self and Other in Milton's Poetry (Milton Studies 28, U of Pittsburgh P, 1992). She and Professor Tufte are working on two book-length studies on Milton and the nearly 200 artists who have illustrated his poetry since the seventeenth century: Visualizing Paradise Lost: Artists as Interpreters, which surveys the long history of Milton illustration, and Re-Visions: Women Artists Reading Paradise Lost.

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