Yale,, Fall 2007 , Prof. John Rogers
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Introduction: Milton, Power, and the Power of Milton - The Infant Cry of God - Credible Employment - Poetry and Virginity - Poetry and Marriage - Lycidas - Areopagitica - Paradise Lost, Book - God and Mammon: The Wealth of Literary Memory - The Miltonic Smile - The Blind Prophet
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Milton (ENGL 220)
This lecture examines Book Fours depiction of Adam and Eve and the sexual politics of life in Eden. Seventeenth-century political theory, particularly the work of Thomas Hobbes, is considered with a focus on then-contemporary theories of the structure and government of the first human societies. Critical perspectives on what have variously been proposed as sexist and feminist elements of Miltons Eden are surveyed. Miltons struggle with the problem of depicting an unfallen world to a fallen audience is closely detailed. The lecture concludes with a study of Rembrandts 1638 drawing, "Adam and Eve."
0000 - Chapter 1. Dissimiles in "Paradise Lost" Fallen Representation of Unfallen-ness
1016 - Chapter 2. Politics and Seventeenth-Century Descriptions of Adam and Eve
1545 - Chapter 3. Miltons Political Philosophy
2629 - Chapter 4. What Made Adam and Eve Unequal?
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpopen.yale.educourses
This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.