[Milton-L] Re: wow even more attacks via detail crazy (Ways to teach PL)

Jessica Watson jessicaalexiswatson at gmail.com
Sat Dec 18 22:16:13 EST 2010


This is great! Thanks everyone. I will definitely check the archives as well.

On Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 1:11 PM, Boyd M Berry/FS/VCU <bberry at vcu.edu> wrote:
> One day in the 60's, a young man clearly a doper appeared in my office,
> saying he had heard I knew something about PL.  Our conversation got me to
> thinking about pace-traveling angels.
>
> long time ago.
>
> Boyd Berry
>
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> To: milton-l at lists.richmond.edu
> From: Karra Shimabukuro
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> Date: 12/18/2010 12:00PM
> Subject: [Milton-L] Re: wow even more attacks via detail crazy (Ways to
> teach PL)
>
> I think one of the best ways to teach PL to people who may not have a
> familiarity with it is to appeal to their sense of pop culture. Have them
> look at modern representations of Satan and angels, describe and list them,
> then compare them to Milton's portrayal. Many modern students don't realize
> how much of what they're familiar with comes from this work (harkening back
> to Blake's infamous quote). Modern horror movies are an especially rich
> field to draw from.
> I think once you get students to connect to it, it's easier to get them into
> the language. I also think illustrations are a great "in" with students.
> Jessica- if you are looking for more, search the history of the list-serv, I
> know this topic has come up more than once.
> --
> Karra Shimabukuro
> B.F.A, M.S.Ed., M.A, NBCT
>
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