ann brad 1 promo 0 2At this solar eclipse party, expect to be handed eclipse glasses, folding chairs, books, a microphone – and apples.

On Monday, April 8, as the moon hurtles through its orbit on a path that will inevitably lead it between the Earth and sun, members of the Rutgers–New Brunswick Department of English will mark this year’s solar eclipse in their own way. Gathering at Voorhees Mall, they will take turns reciting lines from “Paradise Lost,” one of literature’s best-known poems showcasing an epic battle between goodness, represented as light, and evil, depicted as darkness.

Participants, who will start at 9:30 a.m. and finish at about 6 p.m., will read aloud every word of John Milton’s blank verse poem depicting the biblical fall from grace of Adam and Eve – all 12 books and more than 10,000 lines of verse. And for this “Paradise Eclipsed” event, they’re inviting everyone – students especially, but also faculty, staff and members of the public – to join them as readers to help them do it.

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