ENRN 3250 Milton: Classic Christian Iconoclast Spring 2018

Last updated 2/11
Latest version (working links) at http://www.people.virginia.edu/~jdk3t/enrn3250sp18.htm

Class meets 930-1045 TR Ruffner 179; Exam Schedule Th May 3 2-5
Class email address 18sp-enrn-3250-001@collab.its.virginia.edu
Dan Kinney 413 Bryan 4-6664 jdk3t Office hrs. TR 11-1230 & by appt.
Required text: John Milton, Complete Poetry and Essential Prose, ed. W. Kerrigan et al. (New York, 2007)
Paradise Lost online (book-by-book), with additional Milton links
J 18 R Introduction; Donne, "The Sun Rising," and Milton, "On Time" (handout)
  23 T "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity"; brief biographies (DNB and "Paget" [*]; UVa servers only)
  25 R "L'Allegro" and "Il Penseroso"
  30 T Of Education; "A Mask" ("Comus")
F  1 R "Comus" (conclusion)
   6 T Areopagitica
   8 R Paradise Lost I // Special Pleadings in Milton
  13 T " "
  15 R " Book II // Roman Civics And Milton / And You
  20 T " "
  22 R " Book III // Accountability Moments in Paradise Lost
  27 T " "
M  1 R " Book IV // Milton's De Doctrina (excerpt)
 Spring Break
  13 T " Book IV (concl.)
  15 R " Book V // Excess in moderation ("Hasten slowly")
   5 R " "
  20 T " Book VI
  22 R " "
  27 T " Book VII // Genesis 1-3 (KJV)
  29 R " "
A  3 T " Book VIII
   5 R " "
  10 T " Book IX
  12 R " "
  17 T " Book X
  19 R " "
  24 T " Book XI // Milton on the Purpose of Poetry
  26 R " Book XII
M   1 T Summary and review
Class requirements: lively participation including brief email responses, 1 short and 1 longer paper (due-dates Thurs. Feb. 22 and Tues. May 1), and a final exam (brief discussion of 5 out of 7 supplied passages; grade weighting for papers and exam/participation: 25% + 50% + 25% incl. participation). Please ask me in advance anytime that you need an extension.

A note on brief email responses: On 8 different occasions and on 8 or more different assigned texts, please email to us all some considered reactions to any especially telling or puzzling developments in whatever text you're addressing. BWR's should emerge fairly readily from your reading, and should not take you long (even 15 min. or so may suffice); please post them by an hour or thereabouts before class (to 18sp-enrn-3250-001@collab.its.virginia.edu), and please make sure you log 8 in all by the last day we meet.