21L.995 Special Topics in Literature: Milton's "Paradise Lost"

As taught in: January IAP 2008

Black and white photo of the statue of an angel, having just fallen from the sky.

A statue depicting Lucifer, the Fallen Angel, the protagonist of Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost. This statue is located in Madrid, Spain. (Image courtesy of Mauro A. Fuentes.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Mary Fuller

Course Features

Course Description

In this 3-unit class, we will read Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost. The goal of the class is for students to come away feeling comfortable with its language and argument; meeting in a small group will also allow us to talk about the key questions and issues raised by the poem. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.