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Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy: Volume 3

Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy: Volume 3

This systematic approach to interpreting the poem provides a wholly new way not just to read the poem but to teach it across the three canticles. Teaching the Comedy vertically offers a way to address issues that cross the poem and to select cantos that deal with Dante's principal concerns. —Brenda Deen Schildgen, 'Why Teach Dante Vertically', Pedagogy 17.3 (2017), 449-56 (p. 452) Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy is a reappraisal of the poem by an international team of thirty-four scholars. Each vertical reading analyses three same-numbered cantos from the three canticles: Inferno i, Purgatorio i and Paradiso i; Inferno ii, Purgatorio ii and Paradiso ii; etc. Although scholars have suggested before that there are correspondences between same-numbered cantos that beg to be explored, this... Show More


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