"Lec 1 - Introduction: Milton, Power, and the Power of Milton" 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, and examined through a discussion of Milton's long, complicated association with literary power. The conception of Miltonic power and its calculated use in political literature is analyzed in the feminist writings of Lady Mary Chudleigh, Mary Astell, and Virginia Woolf. Later the god-like qualities often ascribed to Miltonic authority are considered alongside Satan's excursus on the constructed nature of divine might in Paradise Lost, and the notorious character's method of analysis is shown to be a useful mode of encountering the author himself. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction: Milton's Power as a Poet 15:37 - Chapter 2. Lady Mary Chudleigh on Milton and the Priority of the Sexes 19:42 - Chapter 3. Mary Astell on Milton and the Priority of the Sexes 24:03 - Chapter 4. Virginia Woolf on Milton and the Priority of the Sexes 32:20 - Chapter 5. Milton, Power and the Revolution against God by Satan Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
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Lec 10 - God and Mammon: The Wealth of Literary Memory
Lec 13 - Paradise Lost, Book III
Lec 15 - Paradise Lost, Books V-VI
Lec 16 - Paradise Lost, Books VII-VIII
Lec 17 - Paradise Lost, Book IX
Lec 18 - Paradise Lost, Books IX-X
Lec 19 - Paradise Lost, Books XI-XII
Lec 20 - Paradise Lost, Books XI-XII (cont.)
Lec 21 - Paradise Regained, Books I-II
Lec 22- Paradise Regained, Books III-IV