Dante Alighieri: Science and poetry in The Divine Comedy

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يبدأ من 2021-05-10 إلى 2022-12-31
36.00 ساعة تعليمية
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Dante’s comedy is one of the most widely-translated and published works of all time. Written in 1300, it deals with themes which are still relevant today, and which makes today’s generations feel closer «to that love that moves the sun and other stars.

This course looks at the poetry in the journey that the poet-character Dante takes his readers on from the human to the “divine”. It will focus on the scientific aspects, which have, in general, received less interest on the part of critics. Although largely ignored by literary critics, Dante has been widely studied by scientists both past and present.

You will be escorted on your journey through Dante’s comedy by characters like Beatrice, Pier delle Vigne and Ulysses, but also by some of the most famous scientists, like Albert Einstein, to see how Dante Alighieri’s description of the cosmos in 1300 was later verified by modern science.

In this way, the Comedy succeeds in conveying how precious Dante's thoughts are and shows 21st century readers that science and poetry do not have to be separated but constitute the unity of universal knowledge.

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Raffaele Giglio
Raffaele Giglio
Raffaele Giglio è professore ordinario di Letteratura italiana e direttore responsabile della rivista “Critica letteraria”, fondata con Pompeo Giannantonio nel 1973. Ha curato i tre volumi comprendenti le letture della Commedia tenute nell’ambito della “Lectura Dantis Neapolitana”. È stato direttore del Dipartimento di Filologia moderna ed è stato Presidente del Comitato scientifico della Fondazione Vittorio Imbriani, fondata per la pubblicazione dell'Opera omnia dello scrittore. La sua attività di ricerca interessa il Trecento con lo studio della Commedia di Dante, il Settecento e l’Ottocento, soprattutto meridionale. Un filone non secondario di ricerca è lo studio del rapporto “letteratura e giornalismo”. Raffaele Giglio is full professor of Italian Literature and Director of the journal “Literary Criticism”, founded with Pompeo Giannantonio in 1973. He curated three volumes on the reading of Dante’s Commedia within the “Lectura Dantis Neapolitana” series. He was Director of the Department of Modern Philology and President of the Scientific Committee of the Vittorio Imbriani Foundation, set up to publish the writer’s complete works. His research work is based on the 1300s and the study of Dante’s Commedia, and the 1700s and 1800s, especially in Southern Italy. Another important strand in his research is the study of the relationship between literature and journalism.