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Lecture 1 -  Introduction Dante in Translation

Lecture 1 - Introduction Dante in Translation

This video was recorded at ITAL 310 - Dante in Translation. Professor Mazzotta introduces students to the general scheme and scope of the Divine Comedy and to the life of its author. Various genres to which the poem belongs (romance, epic, vision) are indicated, and special attention is given to its place within the encyclopedic tradition. The poem is then situated historically through an overview of Dante's early poetic and political careers and the circumstances that led to his exile. Professor Mazzotta concludes by discussing the central role Dante's exile was to play in his poetic project. Reading assignment: None assigned Resources: Visual Resources - Lecture 1 [HTML]
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