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  • Wann:
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This class is a study of Milton's poetry, with attention paid to his literary sources, his contemporaries, his controversial prose, and his decisive influence on the course of English poetry. Throughout the course, Professor Rogers explores the advantages and limitations of a diverse range of interpretive techniques and theoretical concerns in Milton scholarship and criticism. Lectures include close readings of lyric and epic poetry, prose, and letters; biographical inquiries; examinations of historical and political contexts; and engagement with critical debates.

Course Structure

This Yale College course, taught on campus twice per week for 50 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Fall 2007.

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John Rogers is teaching his course through the Yale Summer Online. This course runs from June 3 - July 5 and features extensive interaction with faculty and fellow students. Click here to learn more and apply to this course.

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Wo und wann

Beginn Lage
Freie Auswahl

Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Credible Employment
Poetry and Virginity


Lecture 1 Introduction: Milton, Power, and the Power of Milton

Lecture 2 The Infant Cry of God

Lecture 3 Credible Employment

Lecture 4 Poetry and Virginity

Lecture 5 Poetry and Marriage

Lecture 6 Lycidas

Lecture 7 Lycidas (cont.)

Lecture 8 Areopagitica

Lecture 9 Paradise Lost, Book I

Lecture 10 God and Mammon: The Wealth of Literary Memory

Lecture 11 The Miltonic Simile

Lecture 12 The Blind Prophet

Exam 1 Midterm Exam

Lecture 13 Paradise Lost, Book III

Lecture 14 Paradise Lost, Book IV

Lecture 15 Paradise Lost, Books V-VI

Lecture 16 Paradise Lost, Books VII-VIII

Lecture 17 Paradise Lost, Book IX

Lecture 18 Paradise Lost, Books IX-X

Lecture 19 Paradise Lost, Books XI-XII

Lecture 20 Paradise Lost, Books XI-XII (cont.)

Lecture 21 Paradise Regained, Books I-II

Lecture 22 Paradise Regained, Books III-IV

Lecture 23 Samson Agonistes

Lecture 24 Samson Agonistes (cont.)

Exam 2 Final Exam