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C11. The Divine Comedy

  • 02/04/2021
  • 03/04/2021
  • 5 sessions
  • 02/04/2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 PM (EST)
  • 02/11/2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 PM (EST)
  • 02/18/2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 PM (EST)
  • 02/25/2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 PM (EST)
  • 03/04/2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 PM (EST)
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The course consists of a close reading of “Inferno” in the Divine Comedy, the first canticle of the 14th century masterwork. We will follow Dante Alighieri, the great Florentine poet and statesman on the first stage of his redemptive voyage through hell. This year we commemorate the 700th anniversary of the poet's death, which makes it an ideal time to revisit this literary classic.

ZOOM LINK: Available on website to paid and registered members


INSTRUCTOR: Richard Bonanno, is an Italian language professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures and directs the Italian Studies program at Assumption University. He holds a Ph.D. in Italian from Rutgers University and is passionate about Italian culture, especially the timeless masterworks of art and literature.

REQUIRED BOOK: Alighieri, Dante. Inferno. Bantam Classics, 2009. ISBN: 9780553213393.

FOR THE FIRST CLASS: Prepare for Inferno, canti I-XII

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Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609

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