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Dante’s Divine Comedy: Poetry, Philosophy, and the City of Florence
Brenda Schildgen, University of California, Davis
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=EH-50370-13
Dante's Book of Shadows: Ombra in the Divine Comedy (Article)
Title: Dante's Book of Shadows: Ombra in the Divine Comedy
Author: Andrew Hui
Abstract: Beginning with an analysis of Purgatorio 25 and Statius' explanation of the origin of life, this essay explores the significance of shadows to an interpretation of the entire Comedy.
Primary URL: http://muse/jhu.edu/article/64377
Access Model: Project Muse
Periodical Title: Dante Studies
Publisher: Dante Studies
Curator: Artist Tanya Marcuse
Abstract: This is photographic work that has so far produced two shows. Here is what the artist says, "The NEH continues to inform and inspire my work. In my new project Woven, I think about the intermingling of the themes and terrain of the three canticles. Seeing the large scale frescoes and mosaics that NEH summer definitely impacted my desire to work at a more immersive scale."
Works from the series have been exhibited in Fruitless/Fallen/Woven at the Loeb Museum at Vassar, and I'll be having a solo show in the fall in NYC at Julie Saul Gallery.
I mention Dante and Bosch in this interview too!
Primary URL: http://lareviewofbooks.org/av/tanya-marcuse-life-death-allegorical-garden/
The Inferno (Book)
Title: The Inferno
Author: Cornelius H. Pearson III
Editor: Marilyn Button
Abstract: This is the result of a classroom assignment made by Marilyn Button, chair of the English department at The Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. Professor Button is a 19th century English scholar, but she is also charged with supervising the great books curriculum at Lincoln. The work is a product of the curricula innovations she initiated after the NEH Dante Institute in 2014. It is a 56 page booklet of full-color illustrations of passages in the Inferno that inspired the student's creative expression.
Primary URL Description: NA
Access Model: NA
Publisher: Lincoln University publication/restricted so far
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: No
Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 17:3 (Article)
Title: Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 17:3
Author: Jennifer Holberg, editor (NEH participant)
Abstract: This is a cluster of essays written by participants in the NEH Institute (Dante 2014) that treat how to teach the poem across the three canticles. It includes the following articles:
1. Introduction: Why Teach Dante Vertically
2. ‘Differing Voices Join to Form Sweet Music’: Dante Translations in the Classroom and Beyond
3. “In My End is My Beginning”: Teaching Dante Retrospectively
Peter S. Hawkins
4. Teaching Brunetto Latini with Cacciaguida: A Vertical Reading of Inferno and Paradiso 15
5. Just Look Through the Eagle’s Eye: Teaching Justice and Vision in Cantos 19 of The Divine Comedy
6. “Birds of Paradise and Other Transitional Phenomena: A Vertical Reading of Cantos 23”
7. Teaching the Antepenultimate Cantos of the Divine Comedy: The Dilemma of Not-Moving
Access Model: open access
Publisher: Duke University Press
"Walls of Inclusivity: Dante and World Literature" in Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Literature. Ken Seigneurie, ed. (Article)
Title: "Walls of Inclusivity: Dante and World Literature" in Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Literature. Ken Seigneurie, ed.
Author: Akash Kumar
Abstract: Title describes the essay--how Dante is a world author
"Out of Time: A Reflection on Dante and Eternity" in Eternity: A History Yitzhak Melamed, ed. (Article)
Title: "Out of Time: A Reflection on Dante and Eternity" in Eternity: A History Yitzhak Melamed, ed.
Author: Akash Kumar
Abstract: Deals with Dante's notion of eternity as opposed to other configurations and imaginings.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Dante's Commedia (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Dante's Commedia
Author: Akash Kumar
Abstract: This course examined the visual art that Dante experienced. It was inspired by the experience of first-time seeing these works in the Institute sessions.
Akash Kumar writes, "On the curriculum front, my course this past quarter on the Commedia was very much inspired by the institute, especially in featuring the history of visual representation and aspects of material culture, from sites that we visited and manuscripts that we looked at together all the way to Birk's 21st-century illustrations. A curricular goal that started in part last quarter was having students doing collaborative digital annotations of canti...the eventual goal is to teach a course that results in a student-produced annotated digital edition of the poem."
Honors Special Topics: Epic Journeys (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Honors Special Topics: Epic Journeys
Author: David Miller
Abstract: Special topics courses in the English department give students and faculty the opportunity to explore texts and topics that are not included in the regular curriculum. This particular course—Epic Journeys—will focus on three epics from the western literature tradition: Homer’s Odyssey, Virgil’s Aeneid, and Dante’s Divine Comedy. The course will approach these works through the lens of genre by comparing and contrasting epic characteristics in each and through the lens of metaphor by comparing and contrasting the central metaphor of the journey in each.