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Major Authors: John Milton, Spring 2008
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In 1667, John Milton published what he intended both as the crowning ...

In 1667, John Milton published what he intended both as the crowning achievement of a poetic career and a justification of God's ways to man: an epic poem which retold and reimagined the Biblical story of creation, temptation, and original sin. Even in a hostile political climate, Paradise Lost was almost immediately recognized as a classic, and one fate of a classic is to be rewritten, both by admirers and by antagonists. In this seminar, we will read Paradise Lost alongside works of 20th century fantasy and science fiction which rethink both Milton's text and its source.

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Fuller, Mary
Major Authors: Rewriting Genesis: Paradise Lost and Twentieth-Century Fantasy, Spring 2009
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What does the Genesis story of creation and temptation tell us about ...

What does the Genesis story of creation and temptation tell us about gender, about heterosexuality, and about the origins of evil? What is the nature of God, and how can we account for that nature in a cosmos where evil exists? When is rebellion justified, and when is authority legitimate? These are some of the key questions that engaged the poet John Milton, and that continue to engage readers of his work.

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Fuller, Mary
Major Media Texts, Fall 2006
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Intensive close study and analysis of historically significant media "texts" that have ...

Intensive close study and analysis of historically significant media "texts" that have been considered landmarks or have sustained extensive critical and scholarly discussion. Such texts may include oral epic, story cycles, plays, novels, films, opera, television drama and digital works. Emphasizes close reading from a variety of contextual and aesthetic perspectives. Syllabus varies each year, and may be organized around works that have launched new modes and genres, works that reflect upon their own media practices, or on stories that migrate from one medium to another. At least one of the assigned texts are collaboratively taught, and visiting lectures and discussions are a regular feature of the subject.

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Arts and Humanities
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Henderson, Diana
Philip Pullman: Lyra's Oxford, Bodleian Library Masterclass
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Acclaimed author of His Dark Materials Philip Pullman is interviewed by Margaret ...

Acclaimed author of His Dark Materials Philip Pullman is interviewed by Margaret Kean on his new book, his influences and his method for writing stories. This podcast is part of the Literature, Art and Oxford series from Oxford University.

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Arts and Humanities
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University of Oxford
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Phillp Pullman, Margaret Kean