ITAL333 - DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY

Section Description: 
In this course we will read the Inferno, the Purgatorio and the Paradiso, focusing on a series of interrelated problems raised by the poem: authority, fiction, history, politics and language. Particular attention will be given to how the Comedia presents itself as Dante's autobiography, and to how the autobiographical narrative serves as a unifying thread for this supremely rich literary text. Supplementary readings will include Virgil's Aeneid and selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses. There will be an important electronic component to the course, focusing on the Comedia’s consistent use of maps as shown in the computer project of Andrea Gazzoni, 2017 DVMA Digital Project Prize Winner. See his https://omnia.sas.upenn.edu/story/mapping-divine-comedy All readings and written work will be in English. Italian or Italian Studies credit will require reading Italian texts in their original language and doing the written assignments in Italian.
Instructors: 
BROWNLEE, KEVIN
Day and Time: 
TR 0130PM-0300PM
Section ID: 
ITAL333401
Title (text only): 
DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY
Subject Area: 
ITAL
Term: 
2018A
Term Session: 
0
Activity: 
SEM
Course Number Only: 
333
Section Number Only: 
401
Cross Listings: 
    Status: 
    O
    Course ID: 
    ITAL333