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HONR 4934 Dante: Reflecting on Our Journey (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The primary text will be Dante's Commedia: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, translated by Hollander. With the understanding that most Honors Program students have had some experience reading Dante's epic poem as freshmen, the seminar will be based upon the text while addressing broader topics such as government, religion, poetry, history and the like. There may be greater exploration of politics, philosophy, psychology, science, social structure within the context of medieval Florence, supported by additional texts, such as the Vita Nuova, De Monarchia (Dante's works) and other works by various poets, religious figures from classical times through medieval including contemporary interpretations.


Instructor(s): Susan Michalczyk

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13