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Spring 2017-2018
* 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 dramatist, 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, and which has extensive debt to drama. We will encounter Milton's profound, extensive learning and his startling innovations with words, songs and in ideas of personal, domestic and communal liberty.

Sample reading list:
John Milton, Paradise Lost
John Milton, Paradise Regained
John Milton, Samson Agonistes
John Dryen, The State of Innocence and the Fall of Man
John Milton, Areopagitica
John Milton, Lycidas
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
25-50 pages per week. Two short papers, a final paper, and several brief responses.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Papers - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other information:
Distribution Requirement: British Foundation

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43153 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm T Th        Enrolled:30 Limit:36
43154 P01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am Th   McCosh Hall   B45   Enrolled:15 Limit:13 Closed
43882 P02 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th        Enrolled:14 Limit:13 Closed
43155 P99 TBA        Enrolled:1 Limit: