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  • 51:42 18. Paradise Lost, Books IX-X

    18. Paradise Lost, Books IX-X

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    Milton (ENGL 220) This second lecture on the Fall traces Milton's use of the word wander, in all of its forms, across the poem. The transformation of wander ...

  • 45:40 11. The Miltonic Smile

    11. The Miltonic Smile

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    Milton (ENGL 220) Milton's characteristic use of simile is explored in Books One and Two of Paradise Lost. Particular attention is paid to how Milton's simil...

  • 37:52 22. Paradise Regained, Books III-IV

    22. Paradise Regained, Books III-IV

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    Milton (ENGL 220) In this second lecture on Paradise Regained, the three temptations are examined and Milton's unusual departure from their account in the Go...

  • 52:35 15. Paradise Lost, Books V-VI

    15. Paradise Lost, Books V-VI

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    Milton (ENGL 220) The description of human sexual hierarchy in Book Four of Paradise Lost is contrasted with the depiction of angelic hierarchy in Book Five....

  • 47:25 12. The Blind Prophet

    12. The Blind Prophet

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    Milton (ENGL 220) This lecture focuses on the invocation to light at the beginning of Book Three of Paradise Lost. Milton's factual and figurative understand...

  • 47:44 2. The Infant Cry Of God

    2. The Infant Cry Of God

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    Milton (ENGL 220) Milton's early ode, "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity" (1629) is presented and discussed. The author's preoccupation with his standing a...

  • 51:43 14. Paradise Lost, Book IV

    14. Paradise Lost, Book IV

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    Milton (ENGL 220) This lecture examines Book Four's depiction of Adam and Eve and the sexual politics of life in Eden. Seventeenth-century political theory, ...

  • 49:46 21. Paradise Regained, Books I-II

    21. Paradise Regained, Books I-II

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    Milton (ENGL 220) This lecture treats the first two books of the sequel to Paradise Lost, Paradise Reqained. The difference in style and subject matter is de...

  • 44:04 23. Samson Agonistes

    23. Samson Agonistes

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    Milton (ENGL 220) This introduction to Samson Agonistes focuses on a psycho-sexual reading of the poem, with particular emphasis placed on the poem's peculia...

  • 44:28 24. Samson Agonistes (cont.)

    24. Samson Agonistes (cont.)

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    Milton (ENGL 220) In the final lecture of the course, the analysis of Samson Agonistes comes to a conclusion with an exploration of the poem's sexual imagery...

  • 51:52 6. Lycidas

    6. Lycidas

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    Milton (ENGL 220) Milton's poem "Lycidas" is discussed as an example of pastoral elegy and one of Milton's first forays into theodicy. The poetic speaker's p...

  • 50:38 10. God And Mammon: The Wealth Of Literary Memory

    10. God And Mammon: The Wealth Of Literary Memory

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    Milton (ENGL 220) This second lecture on Paradise Lost looks at hell and its inhabitants, as depicted in Books I and II. Milton's struggle both to match and ...

  • 51:09 19. Paradise Lost, Books XI-XII

    19. Paradise Lost, Books XI-XII

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    Milton (ENGL 220) Books Eleven and Twelve of Paradise Lost and their radical departure from the poem's previous style are discussed. The transformation of Mi...

  • 52:37 7. Lycidas (cont.)

    7. Lycidas (cont.)

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    Milton (ENGL 220) In this second lecture on "Lycidas," moments of intrusion and revelation are closely examined. Saint Peter's protracted sermon is connected...

  • 48:53 13. Paradise Lost, Book III

    13. Paradise Lost, Book III

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    Milton (ENGL 220) In this second lecture on Book Three of Paradise Lost, the dialogue between God and the Son in heaven is explored with particular attention...

  • 45:44 20. Paradise Lost, Books XI-XII (cont.)

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

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    Milton (ENGL 220) In this final lecture on Paradise Lost, Book Twelve's justification for the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the garden is examined alongside...

  • 46:15 16. Paradise Lost, Books VII-VIII

    16. Paradise Lost, Books VII-VIII

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    Milton (ENGL 220) This lecture on Books Seven and Eight of Paradise Lost focuses on Milton's account of the Creation. The poet's persistent interest in the i...

  • 50:01 3. Credible Employment

    3. Credible Employment

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    Milton (ENGL 220) This lecture examines the role and meanings of the word vocation in Milton's life-long meditation on (and concern for) what it means to be ...

  • 47:00 5. Poetry And Marriage

    5. Poetry And Marriage

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    Milton (ENGL 220) This second lecture on Milton's masque probes its complex depictions of virginity and chastity. The version of the masque performed in 1634...

  • 46:36 8. Areopagitica

    8. Areopagitica

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    Milton (ENGL 220) Milton's political tract Areopagitica is discussed at length. The author's complicated take on state censorship and licensing, both practic...

  • 51:20 9. Paradise Lost, Book I

    9. Paradise Lost, Book I

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    Milton (ENGL 220) The invocation to Paradise Lost is read and analyzed. Milton's tenure as Latin Secretary under the Puritan government, his subsequent impri...

  • 51:09 4. Poetry And Virginity

    4. Poetry And Virginity

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    Milton (ENGL 220) Milton's first publication, A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle, is examined. Milton's vision of a poet's heaven in "Ad Patrem," paired with ...

  • 44:17 1. Introduction: Milton, Power, And The Power Of Milton

    1. Introduction: Milton, Power, And The Power Of Milton

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    Milton (ENGL 220) An introduction to John Milton: man, poet, and legend. Milton's place at the center of the English literary canon is asserted, articulated,...

  • 47:04 17. Paradise Lost, Book IX

    17. Paradise Lost, Book IX

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    Milton (ENGL 220) Book Nine and the depiction of the Fall are presented. Adam and Eve's dialogue -- especially their perspectives on labor, temptation, and t...

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