[Milton-L] Milton & Pullman (and Blake and Lewis too)

Beth Bradburn elizabeth.bradburn at wmich.edu
Thu Apr 2 15:58:00 EDT 2009


Dear Angelica,

I don't know of direct connections to Milton and Blake, although the 
thematic connection to "Innocence and Experience" suggested by Gardner 
Campbell seems worth pursuing. Alcott makes /Pilgrim's Progress/ a 
guiding text for the March sisters.

Beth (Bradburn, not March)

Angelica Duran wrote:
> Dear scholars,
>
> It has been a long time since I have read /Little Women./ Could 
> someone tell me about the direct connections to Milton and Blake? 
> Also, it seems like the text is very useful in undergraduate courses. 
> What makes it so? Very interesting. I am teaching a freshman course 
> for “at risk” undergraduates in a learning community that we have here 
> at Purdue. The course is called “Coming of Age in the U.S.” Although I 
> have already drafted the syllabus, this may just be something I should 
> include.
>
> Adios,
>
> Angelica Duran
> Associate Professor
> English and Comparative Literature
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> *From: *"Campbell, W. Gardner" <Gardner_Campbell at baylor.edu>
> *Reply-To: *John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
> *Date: *Thu, 2 Apr 2009 12:25:49 -0500
> *To: *'John Milton Discussion List' <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
> *Subject: *RE: [Milton-L] Milton & Pullman (and Blake and Lewis too)
>
> Yes, vital to teach the whole of “Little Women,” I think. I do this in 
> my Film, Text, and Culture course in tandem with three film 
> adaptations. It’s a book with many surprises.
> I’d never thought of doing Milton, Bunyan, Blake, Alcott. “Songs of 
> Innocence and Experience” and “Little Women” side by side? Could be v. 
> interesting. Thanks for the idea.
> Gardner
>
> *From:* milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu 
> [mailto:milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] *On Behalf Of *Margaret 
> Thickstun
> *Sent:* Thursday, April 02, 2009 9:21 AM
> *To:* John Milton Discussion List
> *Subject:* Re: [Milton-L] Milton & Pullman (and Blake and Lewis too)
>
> Yes, /Little Women/ is a wonderful text to teach in relation to 
> Bunyan--and it always surprises students who are expecting a 
> saccharine girls' book, especially if you do the whole thing: Little 
> Women and Good Wives.--Margie
>
> Beth Bradburn wrote:
> "Little Women" would make an interesting addition to this already 
> fascinating module.
>
> Beth Bradburn
>
>
> I've been teaching Pullman for the last few years in a module that 
> runs from Milton, Bunyan and Blake, and it does make pedagogic sense 
> as a little tradition.
>
> Roger
>
>
> Dr Roger Pooley
> School of Humanities
> Keele University
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Elizabeth Bradburn
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Western Michigan University
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