The Makings of a Protestant Mind

Speaker(s): Valentine Cunningham
Date: July 25-29, 2005
Length: 9:02:09
Product ID: RGDL3524S

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In this course Dr. Cunningham discusses what being a Protestant person in the world of everyday living and thinking has meant historically and classically as represented in Shakespeare's Hamlet, John Milton's Paradise Lost and Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Lectures include:

  • Hamlet 1. The Student from Wittenburg
  • Hamlet 2. What is a Man?
  • In Endless Mazes Lost: Paradise Lost Book 2
  • Robinson Crusoe 1. The Prodigal Rescued
  • Robinson Crusoe 2. The Mixed Blessings of Prosperity

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Valentine Cunningham is Fellow and Senior Tutor in English Literature at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, University Professor of English at Oxford, and Visiting Professor at the University of Konstanz in Germany. He reviews widely for British and American journals and newspapers including The Observer, and broadcasts regularly for the BBC. He was a judge for the Booker Prize in 1992 and was formerly Regional Chair of the judges for the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia region.) He has written a number of books including Everywhere Spoken Against: Dissent in the Victorian Novel, British Writers of the Thirties, In The Reading Goal: Postmodernity, Texts, and History and Reading After Theory. BA (Keble College), MA, Dphil(St. John's College).

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