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Dante's volume from alpha to omega

Author: Christiana Purdy Moudarres; Carol Chiodo; Yale University,
Publisher: Tempe, Arizona : Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, 2021. ©2021
Series: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies (Series), v. 577.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dante's Volume from Alpha to Omega' brings together essays written by internationally recognized scholars to explore the poet's encyclopedic impulse in light of our own frenzied information age. This comprehensive collection of essays, coedited by Carol Chiodo and Christiana Purdy Moudarres, examines how Dante's spiritual quest is powered by an encyclopedic one, which has for more than seven centuries drawn a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Congresses
Named Person: Dante Alighieri
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christiana Purdy Moudarres; Carol Chiodo; Yale University,
ISBN: 9780866986359 0866986359
OCLC Number: 1242932988
Notes: Revised and expanded papers presented at the conference Dante's Volume from Alpha to Omega: A Graduate Symposium on the Poet's Universe, held March 26-28, 2010 at Yale University.
Description: xxi, 363 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsAbbreviations, Editions, and TranslationsIntroduction - by Carol Chiodo and Christiana Purdy MoudarresPart One: TheologyDante's Orthodoxy and the Authority of Knowledge- by Jennifer HelmCathedrals of Light: An Overview of Dante's Commedia in the Shadow of Bonaventure's Thought - by Filipa AfonsoThe Rain of Hope: Theology and Exile in Paradiso 25 - by Maria Clara Iglesias RondinaDreams of Prophets, Dreams of Poets - by Giulia CardilloBody-less Vision: An Examination of the Incarnational Theology of Paradiso 31-33 - by Junius JohnsonPart Two: PhilosophyDante's Humanistic Ontology: Notes for a Reading of the Dialectic Hylomorphism of the Commedia - by Humberto BallesterosRemembering the Convivio: Dante and the Art of Memory - by Eleonora Buonocore"Eternal Hate Created Me As Well": In Search of Hate in Dante's Commedia - by Elizabeth CoggeshallPart Three: SciencesUgolino and the Practice of Divination through Dreams - by Ambrogio CamozziHitting the Mark: Projectile Motion and the "segno lieto" in Dante's Commedia - by Carol ChiodoThe sphaera infinita in Dante's Paradiso: Between the Suspension of the "geometra" and Modern Physics - by Anna BagordaLegends of the Fall: Genetics and Corruption in Inferno 27 - by Christiana Purdy MoudarresPart Four: ArtsThe play's the thing, wherein I'll show the glory of the (Heavenly) King: Medieval Spectacle in Dante's Purgatorio - by Loren Eadie"Non ciascun segno/e buono, ancor che buona sia la cera": Dante's Poetic Conversion and the Metapoetics of Purgatorio - by Siobhan Quinlan"Dare a Molti": The Trecento Commentaries on Inferno 26 - by Rosa AffatatoMusic and Political History (Paradiso 15-17) - by Giuseppe MazzottaBibliographyIndex of NamesNotes on the Contributors
Series Title: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies (Series), v. 577.
Responsibility: edited by Christiana Purdy Moudarres, Carol Chiodo.

Abstract:

Dante's Volume from Alpha to Omega' brings together essays written by internationally recognized scholars to explore the poet's encyclopedic impulse in light of our own frenzied information age. This comprehensive collection of essays, coedited by Carol Chiodo and Christiana Purdy Moudarres, examines how Dante's spiritual quest is powered by an encyclopedic one, which has for more than seven centuries drawn a readership as diverse as the knowledge his work contains. The essays investigate both the intellectual and spiritual pleasures that Dante's 'Commedia' affords, underscoring how, through the sheer breadth of its knowledge, the poem demands collective and collaborative inquiry. Rather than isolating the poetic or theological strands of the 'Commedia', the book acts as a bridge across disciplines, braiding together the well-worn strands of poetry and theology with those of philosophy, the sciences, and the arts. The wide range of entries within Dante's poetic 'summa' yield multiple opportunities to reflect on their points of intersection, and the urgency of the convergence of the poem's aesthetic, intellectual, and affective aims.

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