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ITAL 310: Dante in Translation (Fall 2008, Open Yale Courses). Instructor: Professor Giuseppe Mazzotta. 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 context of the late Middle Ages, with special attention paid to political, philosophical and theological concerns. Topics in the Divine Comedy explored over the course of the semester include the relationship between ethics and aesthetics; love and knowledge; and exile and history. (from oyc.yale.edu)

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  • Lecture 01 – Introduction Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Vita Nuova Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Inferno I, II, III, IV Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Inferno V, VI, VII Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Inferno IX, X, XI Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Inferno XII, XIII, XV, XVI Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Inferno XIX, XXI, XXV, XXVI Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Inferno XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Inferno XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXIV Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Purgatory I, II Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Purgatory V, VI, IX, X Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Purgatory X, XI, XII, XVI, XVII Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Purgatory XIX, XXI, XXII Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Purgatory XXIV, XXV, XXVI Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Purgatory XXX, XXXI, XXXIII Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Paradise I, II Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Paradise IV, VI, X Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Paradise XI, XII Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Paradise XV, XVI, XVII Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Paradise XVIII, XIX, XXI, XXII Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – Paradise XXIV, XXV, XXVI Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – Paradise XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – Paradise XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – General Review Unlimited

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