Course Code
ENAM 0260
Course Type
Subject Credit
Course Availability

John Milton (1608-1674) remains one of the most supremely significant poets in the English literary canon, as well as an involved observer of the turbulent political and social upheavals of the seventeenth century. This course studies the poetic modes and genres which established his reputation to include lyric, masque, tragedy and epic, and seeks to put this achievement in literary and historical context.

Sample Topics

  • Lycidas
  • Samson Agonistes
  • Nativity Ode
  • Il Penseroso
  • L’Allegro
  • Comus
  • Areopagitica
  • Sonnets
  • Paradise Lost
  • Paradise Regaine