"Lec 9 - Paradise Lost, Book I" Milton (ENGL 220) The invocation to Paradise Lost is read and analyzed. Milton's tenure as Latin Secretary under the Puritan government, his subsequent imprisonment upon the restoration of the monarchy, and his blindness are all briefly discussed. The poet's subsequent choice of a religious subject, rather than a nationalist one, for his epic is considered in light of the failure of the Puritan regime. His radical poetics, including his stance against rhyme and his unique use of enjambment and double syntax, is closely examined. Elements of the radical philosophy of monism, present in his depiction of angelic bodies, are identified and discussed at length. 00:00 - Chapter 1. "Paradise Lost": The Fall of Adam, Eve and the Rebel Angels 08:56 - Chapter 2. "Paradise Lost": A Powerful Defense against Lateness 13:44 - Chapter 3. "First": A Strategy of Retrospective Anticipation 23:14 - Chapter 4. "Paradise Lost": Radical Theology 28:25 - Chapter 5. "Paradise Lost": Thoughts Unconstrained by Grammar 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 1 - Introduction: Milton, Power, and the Power of Milton
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