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 on Books Seven and Eight of Paradise Lost focuses on Miltons account of the Creation. The poets persistent interest in the imagery of digestion is explored with help from the proto-scientific theories of the seventeenth-century philosopher Paracelsus. The moment at which Milton names and assigns a gender to his muse is examined. Finally, Miltons use of gender in the Creation account is explored in light of previous discussions of the poems complex sexual hierarchy; particular emphasis is placed on Raphaels similarly gendered account of celestial hierarchy in Book Eight.
0000 - Chapter 1. Miltons Theory of Monism
0509 - Chapter 2. "Paradise Lost" Book VII The Book of Creation
3609 - Chapter 3. "Paradise Lost" Book VIII Reasserting the Subordination of Woman to Man
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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.