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C LIT 250 A: Introduction To Comparative Literature: Literature And Culture

Dante's Divine Comedy

Meeting Time: 
TTh 11:30am - 1:20pm
Location: 
JHN 111
SLN: 
11781
Instructor: 
Beatrice Arduini

Syllabus Description:

Dante_Syllabus_spring_2015.pdf

Dante's Divine Comedy

This course is devoted to one of the most fascinating and influential masterpieces of Western literature, Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. Dante's poem relates one man's journey from the dark wood of error to the vision of truth, but as readers we not only observe the pilgrim's journey through the afterlife, we participate in it as
well, as we encounter questions about the nature of evil, the possibility for spiritual improvement, and the experience of true happiness, and discover surprising parallels with our own time. Readings of Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso seek to situate Dante's work within the intellectual and social context of the late Middle Ages, with special attention to political, philosophical and theological concerns.

w/ ITAL 262 A

Additional Details:

This course is devoted to one of the most fascinating and influential masterpieces of Western literature, Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. Dante's poem relates one man's journey from the dark wood of error to the vision of truth, but as readers we not only observe the pilgrim's journey through the afterlife, we participate in it as well, as we encounter questions about the nature of evil, the possibility for
spiritual improvement, and the experience of true happiness, and discover surprising parallels with our own time. Readings of Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso seek to situate Dante's work within the intellectual and social context of the late Middle Ages, with special attention to political, philosophical and theological concerns.

Offered w/ ITAL 262A.

Catalog Description: 
Study of literature in its relation to culture. Focuses on literature as a cultural institution, directly related to the construction of individual identity and the dissemination and critique of values.
Department Requirements Met: 
Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:20am
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