French and Italian | Dante I
M501 | 2708 | Storey

Seminar on the cultural orientation, production and reception of
Dante's early works from the Rime and the Vita nova to
the early years of exile and the Inferno. Topics include an
orientation to the preceding poetic schools through the De vulgari
eloquentia, Stilnovist concepts of public in comparison to the
Convivio, literary motifs in the political letters and the
De Monarchia, Dante's spiritual Franciscan poetics, Dante and
the arts, Dante's experimentalism, Barbi's 396 loci, and the
texts of the Commedia. Conducted in Italian.