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From Exile into Paradise: Dante's "Divine" Comedy
FIST 226
Spring 2015 not offered
Crosslisting: ITAL 226, COL 234, RELI 218

Where will I go after I die? Is there an afterlife, and if so, will I be saved, damned, or something in between? Just as important, who has the power to tell me about the hereafter and so to shape my actions in this world? The church? The government? God himself? Or the makers of art and literature? These are the questions that the Comedy poses, and they remain highly relevant today. Dante's remarkable poem can be read in many ways: as religious praise, as historical commentary, as a journey to self-knowledge, and as philosophical discourse. Our aim is to gain understanding of how these different modes of writing come together both in Dante's time as well as in the critical reception of the poem.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(CSCT)(ITST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(RMST)(STS)

Last Updated on MAY-28-2024
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