ITALIAN 333 - Dante's Divine Comedy
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
A knowledge of Italian is not required.
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is dedicated to a guided reading of the Divine Comedy in its entirety. The text will be read in facing-page translation for the benefit of those who know some Italian and those who do not. Lectures and discussion are in English. Students will learn about the historical, philosophical, literary context of the poem as well as how to make sense of it in modern terms.

Course Requirements:

Evaluation will be by means of bluebook midterm and final testing knowledge of key terms, concepts, and passages, summaries of two scholarly articles, and participation (consisting of active class presence, on-line quizzes on readings, and on-line discussion).

Intended Audience:

General audience interested in the humanities. No prerequisites.

Class Format:

Principally lecture format, two days a week, with opportunities for discussion in class, out of class, and on line.

ITALIAN 333 - Dante's Divine Comedy
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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I recommend getting paper copies of books. It is hard to make notes in ebooks and there is a no electronics policy in the classroom. The Paradiso is suposed to come out in paperback in January, if you want to wait a bit. We'll be using it in mid-March. I am not particular about the translation you use for the Aeneid.
ISBN: 0195087445
Inferno., Author: edited and translated by Robert M. Durling ; introduction and notes by Ronald L. Martinez and Robert M. Durling ; illustrations by Robert Turner., Publisher: Oxford University Press [1st Oxfor 1996
ISBN: 0195087453
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri Purgatorio., Author: [Dante Alighieri] ; ed. and transl. by Robert M. Durling ; introd. and notes by Ronald L. Martinez and Robert M. Durling ; ill. by Robert Turner., Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr 2004
ISBN: 0195087429
Paradiso., Author: edited by Robert Durling, Ronald Martinez., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2007
ISBN: 0679729526
The Aeneid, Author: Virgil ; translated by Robert Fitzgerald., Publisher: Vintage Books Vintage cl 1990
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