Racist Satan

Title

Racist Satan

Creator

Ethan Guagliardo, Bogazici University

Instructions

Students instinctually like the Satan of Paradise Lost, but nothing more quickly makes them begin to like him less than when they realize he is a kind of celestial racist, who uses the heavenly equivalent of blood and soil nativism to assert his rights as a native son of heaven. You can also teach him as any variety of "redpill/infowars woke-bro," or even "incel" (e.g., PL 4.509-511).

Notes

Type of course: Upper Level
Time required: in-class lecture

Citation

Ethan Guagliardo, Bogazici University, “Racist Satan,” Teaching the Middle Ages in Higher Ed, accessed May 29, 2020, https://medievalhighered.omeka.net/items/show/44.

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