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.
This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
These Free Lectures are licensed under a Creative Commons License by Yale University.
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|Lecture 1 Introduction: Milton, Power, and the Power of Milton Details||00:44:00|
|Lecture 2: The Infant Cry of God Details||00:48:00|
|Lecture 3: Credible Employment Details||00:50:00|
|Lecture 4: Poetry and Virginity Details||00:51:00|
|Lecture 5: Poetry and Marriage Details||00:47:00|
|Lecture 6: Lycidas Details||00:52:00|
|Lecture 7: Lycidas (cont.) Details||00:53:00|
|Lecture 8: Areopagitica Details||00:47:00|
|Lecture 9: Paradise Lost, Book I Details||00:51:00|
|Lecture 10: God and Mammon: The Wealth of Literary Memory Details||00:51:00|
|Lecture 11: The Miltonic Simile Details||00:46:00|
|Lecture 12: The Blind Prophet Details||00:47:00|
|Midterm Exam Details||01:30:00|
|Lecture 13: Paradise Lost, Book III Details||00:49:00|
|Lecture 14: Paradise Lost, Book IV Details||00:52:00|
|Lecture 15: Paradise Lost, Books V-VI Details||00:53:00|
|Lecture 16: Paradise Lost, Books VII-VIII Details||00:46:00|
|Lecture 17: Paradise Lost, Book IX Details||00:47:00|
|Lecture 18: Paradise Lost, Books IX-X Details||00:52:00|
|Lecture 19: Paradise Lost, Books XI-XII Details||00:51:00|
|Lecture 20: Paradise Lost, Books XI-XII (cont.) Details||00:46:00|
|Lecture 21: Paradise Regained, Books I-II Details||00:50:00|
|Lecture 22: Paradise Regained, Books III-IV Details||00:38:00|
|Lecture 23: Samson Agonistes Details||00:44:00|
|Lecture 24: Samson Agonistes (cont.) Details||00:44:00|
|Final Exam Details||03:00:00|
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