Faculty: Alex Garganigo
Description: For many years, *Paradise Lost* was the “chief favorite” of Charles Darwin, who said that “in my excursions during the voyage of the Beagle, when I could take only a single volume, I always chose Milton.” Why has Milton’s epic seduced Darwin and so many other people? We will find out by reading *Paradise Lost* and tackling all the issues it raises, from politics to astronomy, from gender relations to the problem of evil. One reason people always choose Milton is that his work focuses on free will and the tough choices people always have to make. By forcing us to make interpretive choices and re-experience the Fall from grace into knowledge, *Paradise Lost* will help us sharpen our ideas about ourselves and the natural world, become better citizens, and make the hard calls necessary to preserve a democratic society and a livable planet.
Meeting Information: 01/04/2021-01/26/2021 On Campus Jan Term Course Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 09:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Section Requisites: Estimated out of pocket expense: $25