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Spring 2015-2016
* ENG 325 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Milton

Russell J. Leo

We will explore John Milton's entire career, largely as poet, but also as prose writer and thinker: a lifelong effort to unite the aims of intellectual, political and literary experimentation. In doing so Milton made himself the most influential non-dramatic poet in the English language. We will spend much time with Paradise Lost, regarded by many as the greatest non-dramatic poem in English or any modern language; we will encounter Milton's profound, extensive learning and his startling innovations with words, and in ideas of personal, domestic and communal liberty.

Sample reading list:
Paradise Lost
Paradise Regained
Samson Agonistes
Areopagitica
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Two short papers, precept presentations, and a longer final paper.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 35%
Papers - 45%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other information:
Distribution Requirement: British Foundation

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43640 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   McCosh Hall   62   Enrolled:34 Limit:50
44295 P01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm M   McCosh Hall   B45   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
44296 P02 9:00 am - 9:50 am T   McCosh Hall   40   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
44297 P03 10:00 am - 10:50 am T   McCosh Hall   B45   Enrolled:10 Limit:13
43641 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled