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Literature and Politics in 17th Century London: Milton and Ralegh – Dr Anna Beer

The contrasting, but interconnected, experiences of two writers: Sir Walter Ralegh and John Milton. Ralegh was a prisoner in the Tower of London between 1603…

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10 Responses to Literature and Politics in 17th Century London: Milton and Ralegh – Dr Anna Beer

  • InTheNameOfJustice says:

    I was totally put off by 4:25 when she suddenly launched into feminist
    revisionist history and started imposing her political viewpoint onto
    history in that cheap and nasty way feminists always do. At that moment
    this became not history but propaganda from a feminist point of view which
    many people, myself included, utterly disagree with.

  • Prof Sattar Basra says:

    Darting a quick glance at the watch four to five times was arguably de
    trop. Pursy pedagogues and donnish talking heads can learn from Dr Anna how
    to engage listeners in a mano-a-mano conversation which edifies, educates,
    and entertains. Without resorting to the hand-me-down currency of jargon
    like: zeitgeist, problematize, radicalise, aporia, exegesis, epopee etc. No
    griot or shaman can hold a candle to her narrative momentum.

  • McPrfctday says:

    “the medium is the message”. I really like Dr. Beer’s ‘direction’ or
    ‘focus’. At first I thought she was a feminist but I quickly realised that
    she is one of the guardians of the ‘free human animal’. We’re on the same
    team! And to spend a whole day with Philip Pullman reading Milton?… oh
    please. The only thing equal to that for me would be to spend a day with
    Douglas Adams reading Monty Python scripts!

  • Kate Glasgow says:

    Thanks this helped heaps with homework hope teacher is happy!

  • csyal91 says:

    Very useful – glad I found this! Thank you

  • InTheNameOfJustice says:

    I was totally put off by 4:25 when she suddenly launched into feminist
    revisionist history and started imposing her political viewpoint onto
    history in that cheap and nasty way feminists always do. At that moment
    this became not history but propaganda from a feminist point of view which
    many people, myself included, utterly disagree with.

  • Prof Sattar Basra says:

    Darting a quick glance at the watch four to five times was arguably de
    trop. Pursy pedagogues and donnish talking heads can learn from Dr Anna how
    to engage listeners in a mano-a-mano conversation which edifies, educates,
    and entertains. Without resorting to the hand-me-down currency of jargon
    like: zeitgeist, problematize, radicalise, aporia, exegesis, epopee etc. No
    griot or shaman can hold a candle to her narrative momentum.

  • McPrfctday says:

    “the medium is the message”. I really like Dr. Beer’s ‘direction’ or
    ‘focus’. At first I thought she was a feminist but I quickly realised that
    she is one of the guardians of the ‘free human animal’. We’re on the same
    team! And to spend a whole day with Philip Pullman reading Milton?… oh
    please. The only thing equal to that for me would be to spend a day with
    Douglas Adams reading Monty Python scripts!

  • Kate Glasgow says:

    Thanks this helped heaps with homework hope teacher is happy!

  • csyal91 says:

    Very useful – glad I found this! Thank you

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