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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
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|Prerequisites:||Usually admission to the postgraduate diploma or honours in English Literary Studies.|
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CoordinatorMarion J Campbell & Justin Clements
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject explores the great revolutions of the English seventeenth century through the prism of John Milton's epic Paradise Lost(1667, 1674). Weekly seminars will offer a close reading of each of the 12 books of the poem in the context of significant political, economic, theological and epistemological breaks exemplified by the English Revolution of 1642. These include the expansion and diversification of radical Protestant and Puritan religious sects; experiments with new forms of government such as the republic and constitutional monarchy; the origins of modern science and technology with Bacon, Galileo and Descartes; transformations in sexual and familial relationships; the development and regulation of new forms of print culture; and the founding of institutions like the Royal Society of London for the Improving of Natural Knowledge (1662). Topics to be covered will include: genre, theology, sex, politics, militarism, education, science, censorship, architecture and aesthetics.
|Assessment:||An essay of 5000 words 100% (due in the examination period).|
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader containing contextual and critical material will be available from the University Bookshop.John Milton (S Orgel and J Goldberg, eds.), Oxford|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (English Language) |
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (English Literature)
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