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This edition: Milton: Paradise Lost, Pt. 1

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The class investigates Milton's purpose in singling out the myth of Adam and Eve for such extended attention. What is heroism and who is heroic by Milton's standards? What is "innocence" according to Milton? Is it a desirable trait? What is the role of knowledge in the epic? What does it mean to be "lowly wise?" Of particular attention is the question of Eve as champion of Paradise Lost.
Featured interview: Dr. Rachel Falconer (University of Sheffield)