An Introduction to Dante’s Inferno (cantos 1-9)
Thurs. 6pm Eastern
Level: The class is suitable for first-time readers of Dante. Experience reading Italian and/or pre-modern literature are ideal, but not required. If there is demand for it, the course can be supplemented with an additional break-out session for Italian-readers (circa 30 minutes).
Kristen is a Ph.D. student in UC Berkeley’s department of Italian Studies, where she also received an M.A. Prior to graduate study, she earned a B.A. in Italian Studies and Latin from the American University of Rome, worked for Paideia’s Rome office, and participated in FIDEM’s program in Medieval manuscript studies.
She specializes in late-Medieval and Renaissance literature and philosophy, with a background in Dante studies. Her current work is on the reception of Guido Cavalcanti in the circle of Marsilio Ficino.