I called a local University in town.
...do well in the class,
can hand in the paper I will DV write as a writing sample,
get two good references....
then I can apply for a Masters in English Lit to start this Fall.
Then I will see if they want me and if there is still room in the program.
I am going to go for it and see how it goes.
I am in Book 5 (of 12) of Paradise Lost now. I am taking copious notes. I will have to read the whole poem (400 pages) again, perhaps two more times.
The professor emailed me the syllabus today for the class.
I read two poems by John Donne; I love John Donne!
I also found two used books on the history of English Lit - one is from the 1930s and I find it not only informative, but funny - of course I do have a slightly warped sense of humour...
Did you know that "all hell broke loose" is from Milton's Paradise Lost?
This is the lines I read tonight:
"To love or not; in this we stand or fall;" (Book 5, line, also cited as: 5.540).
There are a lot of interesting correlations between Milton, a Protestant, and what I understand of a more Orthodox view of hell as a rejection of God and His love...