Racist Satan


Racist Satan


Ethan Guagliardo, Bogazici University


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).


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


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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