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The course will consist primarily of a close reading of Milton’s Paradise Lost, generally considered the greatest non-dramatic poem in English. Written by a blind regicide in hiding shortly after the English Revolution, the epic presents the first and greatest of all failed rebellions: Satan’s rebellion against God and its tragic consequence, the fall of Adam and Eve in Eden. We will give attention to the poem’s densely organized language and structure, but our primary concern will be the ethical and philosophical dilemmas that confront Satan and all of the fallen.
Format: seminar; The course will be taught remotely
Grading: no pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
one 6- to 8-page paper, one 10- to 12-page paper, weekly writing assignments, and active seminar participation
a 100-level ENGL course, or a score of 5 on the AP English Literature exam, or a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level IB English exam.
juniors, seniors, English majors
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENGL Literary Histories A