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Rutgers' Alexander Library
Scholarly Communications Center
Archibald S. Alexander Library, 169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
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Nigel Smith, Professor of English and Co-director of the Center for the Study of Books and Media at Princeton University, will give the Rutgers University Libraries' 2011 Louis Faugères Bishop III lecture on February 3, 2011 at the Alexander Library in New Brunswick.Nigel Smith, the author of "Is Milton Better than Shakespeare?," came to Princeton from the University of Oxford in 1999. His lecture will celebrate the opening of the exhibition Milton and the Cultures of Print, on display in the Special Collections and University Archives Galleries until May 31, 2011. The exhibition in Alexander Library, curated by Rutgers Associate Professor of English Thomas Fulton, will focus on Milton as a historical figure, placing him in the context of the turbulent times in which he lived. In addition to a number of first editions by Milton, the exhibition will include a changing digital display of Milton’s manuscripts.