Jun 02, 2020  
2018-2019 Caspersen School of Graduate Studies 
    
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ARGS 811 - Dante: The Purgatorio

3 credits
This course is intended as a sequel to “Dante: The Inferno”; therefore only students who have taken that course or who are very familiar with the Divine Comedy should enroll.  The goal of this course is an in-depth reading of the complete Purgatorio, the second canticle of Dante’s magnificent epic poem.  Here we have the opportunity to reflect upon the experience of spiritual transformation or purification in its psychological, philosophical, theological, and existential dimensions.  Here we encounter the very concept of purgatory, the seven-storey mountain, where, with the guidance of Virgil, one is purified of the seven capital sins and is led laboriously up the mountain to the Earthly Paradise. Preq: Dante I or permission.



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