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Notes on the writings by the University of the Witwatersrand students of Dante

  • Franco Masciandaro

I welcomed with enthusiasm the invitation to participate in the project of the young dantisti of the University of the Witwatersrand, as described by Chariklia Martalas: “To think critically about how the 21st century would change our views of Dante’s Divine Comedy if we interpret it through creative form.” I like to think of this project as a way, or method, that at once departs from and builds upon the traditional Dante studies. I therefore imagine that I am participating in a symposium, and therefore a dialogue with the young authors of this project, in the spirit of a newly discovered friendship.

  • Keywords:
  • Dante in South Africa,
  • reading Dante,
  • interpreting Dante,
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Franco Masciandaro

University of Connecticut, United States

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Chapter Title

Notes on the writings by the University of the Witwatersrand students of Dante

Authors

Franco Masciandaro

Language

English

DOI

10.36253/978-88-5518-458-8.12

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2021

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Book Title

A South African Convivio with Dante

Book Subtitle

Born Frees’ Interpretations of the Commedia

Editors

Sonia Fanucchi, Anita Virga

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212

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2021

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© 2021 Author(s)

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Firenze University Press

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Studi e saggi

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