Matthew Mullin

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B.A., West Texas A&M University; M.A., University of Mississippi

Areas of Interest:
17th Century British Literature; John Milton; Disability Studies

Matthew Mullin is a first year Ph.D. student at Notre Dame. His research interests revolve around conceptions of human identity and narratives of ability / disability in the seventeenth century, especially in the works of John Milton and in the writings of the English Civil War and Interregnum periods. He is also interested in exploring the relationship between early modern and twenty first century cultural, religious, and biopolitical implications of disability narratives.

Conference Presentations:

"The Spiritual Biopolitics of John Milton's Blindness." Renaissance Society of America conference, 2021 (forthcoming).

"'To Be Blind is Not Miserable; Not to be Able to Bear Blindness, That is Miserable': John Milton and the Experience of Disability in Samson Agonistes and Other Works." Newberry Library Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, 2020.

"Demarcations of Human Faciality in Milton's Comus and Paradise Lost." The Conference on John Milton, 2019.