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Join us as we explore the cosmology of John Milton's Paradise Lost, and discover how the medieval imagination lives on in the soul of our own age. On Tuesday night, consider how Milton, synthesizing all previous treatments of the underworld, fashions a horrifying image of hell and its devilish caretakers. In Wednesday's lecture, we'll shift the focus from hell and its demons to the increasingly glorious vision of the sphered universe, of Adam and Eve before the fall, of the angels, and of God himself, the unmoved mover and Father of lights.
Louis Markos, English professor and scholar in residence at HBU, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. He is the author of On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis; From Achilles to Christ; Pressing Forward: Alfred, Lord Tennyson and the Victorian Age; Literature: A Student’s Guide; and The Eye of the Beholder. Learn more at loumarkos.com. [Organizer's description]