[Milton-L] More Info - Satan, Confusion and Amazement

Beth Bradburn elizabeth.bradburn at wmich.edu
Thu Jul 31 07:25:36 EDT 2008


Dear Yaakov,

You may be interested in my article
“Theatrical Wonder, Amazement, and the Construction of Spiritual Agency 
in /Paradise// Lost/.” /Comparative Drama/ 40, 1 (Spring 2006): 77-98.

Please reply off list if you would like me to send you a copy.

Best,

Beth Bradburn

Yaakov Mascetti wrote:
> Hello Jeffrey - thanks, and yes, I've done that already and the info 
> found there has been very helpful. The textual and historical work I 
> am doing fine with - it's the critical literature background I can't 
> find much on. Thanks again for the prompt email.
>
> Yaakov
>
>
> -- 
> Yaakov A. Mascetti, Ph.D.
> Department of Comparative Literature
> Bar Ilan University
> Israel
>
> “A theology which is not a plan of social action is merely a way of 
> preaching and praying. It is a menu without the dinner.”
>
> -- Mordecai Kaplan, Not So Random Thoughts
>
>
> On Jul 31, 2008, at 12:31 PM, Horace Jeffery Hodges wrote:
>
>> You've probably done so already, but if you haven't, then check the 
>> OED for the meanings of these terms "confusion, amazement, and 
>> wonder," et al., in Milton's time. Like the term "admire" -- i.e., 
>> "be surprised" -- they differ from the meanings today.
>>
>>
>> Jeffery Hodges
>>
>>
>>
>> --- On Thu, 7/31/08, Yaakov Mascetti <mascetti at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> From: Yaakov Mascetti <mascetti at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [Milton-L] More Info - Satan, Confusion and Amazement
>> To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
>> Date: Thursday, July 31, 2008, 4:24 AM
>>
>> Greetings to all again - thanks to those who have kindly provided me 
>> with insights on uncreation - I appreciate it. I'm looking into an 
>> issue parallel to the ontological inquiry, which focuses on Satanic 
>> psychology, so to speak. I'm interested to know if anyone has any 
>> info (bibliographical, et al.) on Satan's state of confusion, 
>> amazement, and wonder following his fall. Fallen angels are often 
>> described as incredulous or wonder-struck when they see the effect of 
>> Divine wrath, or angelic counter-attacks. MLA has very little on the 
>> role of amazement in PL (except for an excellent piece by Kathleen 
>> Swaim on "The Art of the Maze in Book IX of Paradise Lost") and was 
>> wondering if anyone has anything to beef up this awkward interest of 
>> mine in Satanic confusion.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>> Yaakov
>>
>> -- 
>> Yaakov A. Mascetti, Ph.D.
>> Department of Comparative Literature
>> Bar Ilan University
>> Israel
>>
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