SII 413 - Dante's Divine Commedia (4)

A close study of Dante's great work, this course encourages an aesthetic appreciation of the poem. It follows Dante's prescription for reading the Commedia: consider its historical context and engage the poem's erudition and multiple allusions from Classical Antiquity. It will also look at the poem's influence on contemporary literature, as well as reflect on the ethical, political and spiritual relevance of the Commedia in our days. Elective. Cross-listed With: SPAN 413.