New Fall 2021 English Course - Dante’s Divine Comedy

This Fall '21, Lake Erie College will be offering Dante’s Divine Comedy, an Italian course commemorating the 700th Anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s Death.

Dante's Divine Comedy is a world literature masterpiece that has come to be regarded as one of our greatest human treasures. It offers some of the most imaginative, stirring and beautiful poetry ever written. It is an eschatological adventure as Dante takes us through the three transmundane “places” of Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. During this imaginary journey, the poet explores the weaknesses and strengths of the human soul. It is an ethical journey, an extraordinary investigation in search for human happiness.

It must be said briefly that the purpose of this work consists in removing the living humans from the state of misery and leading them to a state of happiness

Dante Alighieri

For more information...

Paola Basile

Professor of Italian and French

1 (440) 375-7542

pbasile@lec.edu

Liberal Arts Education

College Hall 205