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FS-50176-08Education Programs: Seminars for Higher Education FacultyMedieval Academy of AmericaDante's Divine Comedy and the Medieval World: Literature, History, Art10/1/2008 - 9/30/2009$153,051.00Christopher Kleinhenz   Medieval Academy of AmericaCambridgeMA02138USA2008Medieval StudiesSeminars for Higher Education FacultyEducation Programs15305101530510

A four-week seminar for fifteen college and university faculty to travel to Prato, Italy, and study Dante's Divine Comedy through close reading, research, and site visits.

The four-week Seminar, which will take place at the Monash University Center in Prato (Italy), focuses on Dante's Divine Comedy from an interdisciplinary perspective and contextualizes it within the medieval literary, historical, and artistic traditions. Four full-day excursions to relevant sites of Dantean interest (Florence, Siena-San Gimignano, Lucca-Pisa, and Ravenna) will complement the seminar discussions. The remarkable literary, historical and artistic resources in the area will enrich the intellectual experience of the participants and enhance their research capacity and pedagogical effectiveness. The seminar topic should be attractive to teachers wishing to 1) incorporate Dante in their courses and research and/or 2) gain greater knowledge of Dante's Comedy as a way of shaping and enriching their own teaching and research. Seminar results will be disseminated through conference presentations (e.g., the Medieval Congress at Western Michigan U.) and published scholarship.