[Milton-L] I had to share this

gilliaca at jmu.edu gilliaca at jmu.edu
Mon May 1 13:21:32 EDT 2006

>My favorite student blooper regarding Milton occurred almost 
a decade  
>ago in a sophomore World Lit class:
>      "Dante was a Catholic.  In contrast, Milton was a 
>Oh the joys of teaching in the Bible belt!

Yes indeed. Some years ago I taught an honors seminar in 
which we read the Aeneid, the Divine Comedy, and Paradise 
Lost. One of my students complained that when we left 'that 
pagan' [Vergil] we went to a heretic [Dante]. Boy was she 
surprised at some of the things she found in PL!

Cynthia A. Gilliatt
English Department, JMU
JMU Safe Zones participant
"You have made God in your own image when God hates the same people you hate." Fr. John Weston

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