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Open Yale Courses: Dante in Translation

Open Yale Courses: Dante in Translation

The course is an introduction to Dante and his cultural milieu through a critical reading of the Divine Comedy and selected minor works (Vita nuova, Convivio, De vulgari eloquentia, Epistle to Cangrande). An analysis of Dante's autobiography, the Vita nuova, establishes the poetic and political circumstances of the Comedy's composition. Readings of Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise seek to situate Dante's work within the intellectual and social...

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CJ Fearnley
CJ Fearnley (Explorer in Universe)
8 years ago

I wrote a detailed review of my experience working through the course over a four month period.  The review is on-line at http://blog.cjfearnley.com/2012/04/29/dantes-great-commedia-or-poetry-as-a-way-of-knowing

Time spent reviewing site: probably more than 150 hours