Upper-Division Seminar : Ecstatic Milton - open to non majors

Course Number: ENGL 197
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: This course cannot be repeated and is limited to upper-division English majors only.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 197
Quarter: Fall 2010
Day(s): W
Time: 9:00 - 11:50 AM
Location: GIRV 2135

We study and discuss Milton's great epic poem, Paradise Lost, with special attention to Milton's representation of emotion, the heart, the "four Affections," and ecstasy in all its early modern forms, from madness, to sexual transport, to sacred poetic rapture. Since this is an upper-division seminar, all students are expected to contribute to class discussion. In-class writing, a short and a long paper, and a final.