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Drawing from surveys and interviews with Christian students at a large public university, this essay articulates how understanding these students' perspectives can help instructors identify strategies for responding to religious discourses in the classroom and equip them to help students...
This article discusses the convergence of the perspectives of literary, gender, and regional studies in the implementation of an oral history project as a service-learning requirement in an upper-level southern women's literature course, providing information about the model and examining...
This essay addresses education's paradoxical binding to disciplinary and hierarchical formulas and to social change and personal transformation, an irony uniquely extreme within the prison classroom. It juxtaposes two pedagogical models — one conventionally liberal, the other significantly more...
The introduction provides a broad overview of the occasion for this collection of essays that stem from a National Endowment for the Humanities institute in Florence, Italy, in 2014. In addition to giving a summary of the six essays that follow, it offers a rationale for reading the Comedy...
This essay considers select translations of Dante's Divine Comedy through the lens of pedagogical value while emphasizing the merit of holistic reading across the full scope of the poem and across multiple translations to gain additional insights into the original work.
A vertical reading of the Commedia exposes Dante's practice of continually revising his text, such that it looks back on itself as it moves forward. The poet accomplishes this in part through dramatic contrasts and reversals. One way to follow these “repetitions-with-difference” is to observe...
Inferno 15 and Paradiso 15 are particularly suitable as a selected reading for a lower-level humanities class. Comparing Brunetto Latini and Cacciaguida as father figures and contrasting the images of Florence in each episode can help students develop a more complex understanding of Dante's...
This article offers a vertical reading of cantos 19 of the Divine Comedy, which emphasizes Dante's maturing ideas of justice and provides pedagogical exercises that invite students to grow alongside the pilgrim.
This essay explores Dante's idea of trasumanar, “going beyond the human,” through a vertical reading of cantos 23 of the Commedia. It examines how Dante relies on bodies and their sensory experiences to explain heavenly paradise and the ineffable. The essay invokes D. W. Winnicott's idea of...
A reading of Inferno 32, Purgatorio 31, and Paradiso 31 compares a physical and interior pilgrimage, especially in the way in which the beginning and end of an interior journey are distinguished, to illuminate the concept of love that is central to the Divine Comedy.
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