Class began as scheduled at 9:30am in Morrill Hall Room 202. The class roster listed fifteen students, unchanged since last class meeting. Fourteen attended.
Class opened with the usual questions about student progress on the upcoming conference length paper. Discussion moved from there to conisderation of Milton's Paradise Lost, focusing on the rationale behind figuring Satan as the protagonist of the piece.
Attendance was assessed informally. Students are exhorted to read the entirely of Paradise Lost as time permits, as it is a central piece of English-language literature.