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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21L.995 (January (IAP) 2008) 
  • Course Title:
  • Special Topics in Literature: Milton's "Paradise Lost" 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Literature 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Mary Fuller 
  • Course Introduction:

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

    January (IAP) 2008

    Course Highlights

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

    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.)

    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.

    Recommended Citation

    For any use or distribution of these materials, please cite as follows:

    Mary Fuller. Course materials for 21L.995: Special Topics in Literature: Milton's "Paradise Lost," IAP 2008. MIT OpenCourseWare (, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY].


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