ITAL 310: Dante in Translation's Full Profile
The course is an introduction to Dante and his cultural milieu through a critical reading of the and selected minor works ( , , , ). An analysis of Dante's autobiography, the , establishes the poetic and political circumstances of the 's composition. Readings of , and seek to situate Dante's work within the intellectual and social context of the late Middle Ages, with special attention paid to political, philosophical and theological concerns. Topics in the explored over the course of the semester include the relationship between ethics and aesthetics; love and knowledge; and exile and history.
- Size: Massive Open Online Course
- Instructor: Giuseppe Mazzotta
- Institution: Open Yale Courses
- Topics: Literature, Reading, General History, Italian, Humanities
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