French and Italian | Dante II
M502 | 2769 | Prof. Storey

Seminar on the cultural orientation, production and reception of
Dante's later works, produced mostly in exile in Verona, from the
Monarchia and the political Epistolae to the
Purgatorio, Paradiso and the Quaestio de aqua et terra. Topics
include the traditions and experience of exile and patronage,
Dante's political ethics, the textual traditions of the
Commedia, Dante's changing notions of audience and language,
then current debates in which Dante participated, and the poet's
concept of worldly and philosophical mission. Taught in Italian.