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Title: ENGL 335-01, Milton, Spring 1999
Authors: Entzminger, Robert
Keywords: English, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;1999 Spring
Issue Date: 28-Feb-2008
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Abstract: In this course we will examine all of Milton's major poetry, and some of the prose, and its relationship to a variety of contexts and traditions. Among the questions we will consider are those of genre (pastoral, masque, epic); of heritage (the uses of the classical and Biblical traditions); of the intellectual and literary tradition of Renaissance humanism; of the political, religious, and literary consequences of the Protestant Reformation and the Puritan Revolution in England; of responses, contemporaneous and subsequent, to Milton’s work. While the volume of reading is not especially heavy, the poetry requires, and repays, careful reading and rereading. I encourage you to come to class armed with questions--whether specific ("What does this line mean?"), general ("Why are there so many allusions?"), or cosmic ("What’s the big deal about Milton?"); and I expect that you will come ready to discuss the questions that others raise.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
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