Milton with Professor John Rogers

October 20, 2008

Open Yale Courses has just posted Milton with Professor John Rogers, a collection of 24 lectures plus midterm and final exams. The lectures are available as text transcripts, embedded audio, or embedded video (including a closed-captioned edition).  Class handouts are available as PDF resources.


3 Responses to “Milton with Professor John Rogers”

  1. Michael Weinstein on June 5th, 2009 9:07 pm

    Dear Professor Rogers,

    It has been 39 years since I took an undergraduate course in Milton at Temple and almost 37 years since I took Edward Taylor’s course as a graduate student at Columbia. Can you please recommend what are considered to be the “must read” scholarly books on Milton? I have come back to Milton from way around the barn: i.e., the poetry of Frost. Richard Poirier’s book is probably the best critical study I’ve read on any poet. Is there an equivalent of “The Work of Knowing” for Milton?

    I have not yet watched your online course, but I will start this weekend. I have watched and enjoyed Professor Hammer’s course on Modern Poetry several times.


    Mike Weinstein

  2. Kim Echlin on December 10th, 2009 1:29 pm

    Dear Professor Rogers; I have been searching for a line I believe I read in Paradise Lost in which Satan wishes there were no free will.
    Can you help me find it?
    I have a Ph.d. in English literature and wanted to use this reference in a new novel but I cannot find it. I would be so grateful for your help.
    All the best, Kim

  3. Mela on April 24th, 2011 7:46 am

    Professor Rogers i have seen all of your lectures on youtube about Milton and i want to say thank you very much, very helpful.

    Greetings from Mexico.