Paradise lost : Milton's grand epic

Zámbóné Kocic Larisa: Paradise lost : Milton's grand epic. (2018) [Online educational package (e-learning lesson/topic)]

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Paradise lost : Milton's grand epic

Abstract

This lesson will attempt a general overview of the English grand epic, John Milton’s Paradise Lost (PL). The attempt will be abortive and fragmented at best, as Milton’s work has generated profuse reactions both from his readers and from his critics at least until the first half of the 20th century. The lesson will however focus on the work itself and its reception in the 18th century, especially the critical remarks of Samuel Johnson that will anticipate subsequent literary debates on Milton’s epic. The focus on the 18th-century reception will also highlight its divergence from Milton’s later popular reputation advocated by the Romantics and holding sway to this day, namely, that Milton “was a true Poet and of the Devil’s party without knowing it” (Blake). Topics will include: • A glimpse of Milton’s life as it pertains to the genesis and the topical preoccupations of PL • Syntax and style of PL • Chronological and spatial structure of the plot • Characters and the “hero” debate • The Romantics view of Milton vs the 18th century (& illustrations)

English abstract

This lesson will attempt a general overview of the English grand epic, John Milton’s Paradise Lost (PL). The attempt will be abortive and fragmented at best, as Milton’s work has generated profuse reactions both from his readers and from his critics at least until the first half of the 20th century. The lesson will however focus on the work itself and its reception in the 18th century, especially the critical remarks of Samuel Johnson that will anticipate subsequent literary debates on Milton’s epic. The focus on the 18th-century reception will also highlight its divergence from Milton’s later popular reputation advocated by the Romantics and holding sway to this day, namely, that Milton “was a true Poet and of the Devil’s party without knowing it” (Blake). Topics will include: • A glimpse of Milton’s life as it pertains to the genesis and the topical preoccupations of PL • Syntax and style of PL • Chronological and spatial structure of the plot • Characters and the “hero” debate • The Romantics view of Milton vs the 18th century (& illustrations)

Item Type: Online educational package (e-learning lesson/topic)
English title: Paradise lost : Milton's grand epic
Date: 2018
Language: English
Pedagogic Type: practice task, note, book, image, audio
Difficulty level: 3
Official URL: http://ieas-szeged.hu/sociablespirit/
Related URLs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXTQymE5FKc, https://goo.gl/forms/guSyJvoHEr6R7mPI3
Projects: EFOP-3.4.3-16-2016-00014
Subproject: AP6
Subtopic: AP6_BTK_2
Department: Angol Tanszék
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Term: 2018/19/2
Course code: ANGBA3
Additional Information: Milton, John. 2007. Paradise Lost. Edited by Barbara K. Lewalski. Malden, MA: Blackwell. ; Bibliogr.: 10. p. ; ill.
Uncontrolled Keywords: John Milton, angol irodalom története
Uncontrolled English Keywords: John Milton, paradise lost, restoration, 18th-century English literature
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature > 06.02.04. Literary theory
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature > 06.02.04. Literary theory > 06.02.04.01. Literary theory and comparative literature, literary styles
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature > 06.02.05. Specific literatures
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature > 06.02.05. Specific literatures > 06.02.05.02. History of literature
Date Deposited: 2018. Nov. 05. 09:28
Last Modified: 2019. Aug. 21. 08:20
URI: https://eta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/909

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