Units of Study

ITLN3694 - Dante and the Middle Ages

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Francesco Borghesi


This unit studies Dante's Divine Comedy in its entirety as an enduring work of poetry, a major text of the European literary tradition, and the most comprehensive synthesis of Medieval culture. We will look at how literature works in relation to the language and the rhetorical tradition in which it expressed on the one hand, and, on the other, the historical, philosophical and theological culture it expresses and interprets. This unit will be taught in English.


1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x1500wd class test (20%), quizzes (equivalent to 1000wd) (40%) and class participation (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week


18 junior credit points from Table A of the Table of Units of Study


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