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ENGL 4370, MILTON
Charles Clay Doyle
Office: Park Hall 214
Students should look forward to reading nearly all of Milton’s English poems, viewing the works in the context of the author’s revolutionary politics and radical Christianity. To the extent that postlapsarian time permits, the class will closely examine the actual choice and arrangement of words by which the poet has unfolded his comic and tragic vision, especially in Paradise Lost.
By the end of the course, it is hoped, students will be able to reread Milton with enjoyment, admiration, and a tolerable degree of critical sophistication.
The writing for the course will comprise two hour-long tests (consisting of analytical commentaries), two critical essays (out-of-class), and a final examination. Students are expected to attend class, participate in oral exchanges, and take short-answer quizzes on assigned readings.
TEXTBOOKS TO BE OBTAINED:
E.M.W. Tillyard, The Elizabethan World Picture (Vintage). ISBN 0-394-70162-3.
Milton, Complete Poetry, ed. John Shawcross (Anchor-Doubleday). ISBN 0-385-02351-0.