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2015-2016 Catalog

ENG 337 Milton

This course covers Paradise Lost and selections from Milton's prose and other poetry, focusing on literary themes, style, and genre, and the place of his writings in the history of religious and political thought. Considerable attention is given to Milton's radicalism, including both his theological "heresies" and left-leaning political sympathies. The course considers Milton's unique conception of the creation narrative and the "characters" of Adam, Eve, Christ, God, and his arguably most magnificent creation, Satan. [H, W]


ENG 205 and ENG 210, or permission of the instructor.