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Happiness, Learning, and Leadership in Marvell’s ‘An Horatian Ode Upon Cromwell’s Return from England’ and Milton’s ‘Of Education’

Monday, May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CMRS Roundtable

The critical opinion of Andrew Marvell’s “An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell’s Return from England” has largely been that the lyric’s imagination of nationhood is ambiguous, unlike that in Milton’s Of Education. Of Education argues for a new style of education for national leaders that would improve on a “defect” of Sparta’s: Milton’s would be “equally good for both peace and war.” Using computational text analysis methods, Dr. Valerie Shepard (UCLA Graduate Student Resource Center and CMRS Associate) compares both works to show how Marvell’s lyric is less ambiguous about leadership than previously thought.

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Funding for CMRS Roundtables is provided by the Armand Hammer Endowment for the UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies.

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Monday, May 14
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Royce Hall Room 306
10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States