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Websites on Dante and His Time
The resources listed below provide interesting perspectives on some of the issues covered in HUM 5207.
The World of Dante
The World of Dante is sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Technologies in the Humanities, University of Virginia and funded in part by: an IATH Research Fellowship; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; and a grant from the National Italian American Foundation.
The Dartmouth Dante
The Dartmouth Dante Project (DDP) combines modern information technology with nearly seven hundred years of commentary tradition on Dante's major poem, the Commedia.
The DDP, originally developed between 1982 and 1988 (when a prototype was opened to public use), is an ongoing effort to put the entire texts of more than 75 commentaries into a searchable database that anyone can access via the World Wide Web. This gives scholars easier access to the full texts of many important, and, in some cases, difficult to obtain works.
The Princeton Dante
The purpose of this project is to produce an annotated electronic text of Dante's Comedy for instructional and scholarly use. After three years of thought and discussion and the production of a working CD-ROM prototype in June of 1996, in September of 1999 we made available an electronic text of the first cantica of the three-part Comedy. It included the text of the poem in both Italian and English, an Italian voice recording of the poem, the Doré and Nattini illustrations for the Inferno, and historical, philological, visual, and interpretive footnotes. It also included access to the Dartmouth Dante Project (an on-line database of Dante's commentators, from the 1320s to the present), as well as to other Dantean resources on the Web.
Danteworlds (University of Texas, Austin)
Welcome to Danteworlds, an integrated multimedia journey--combining artistic images, textual commentary, and audio recordings--through the three realms of the afterlife (Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise) presented in Dante's Divine Comedy. The site is structured around a visual representation of Dante's worlds: it shows who and what appear where. Click on regions within each realm (circles of Hell, terraces of Purgatory, spheres of Paradise) to open new pages featuring people and creatures whom the character Dante meets during his journey.
Dante Today: Citings & Sightings of Dante's Works in Contemporary Culture
This website archives references to Dante and his works in popular and contemporary culture, of the twentieth century and beyond. Dante “sightings” and “citings” range from the cursory to the extensive, and from a place of superficial knowledge of Dante and his works to deep familiarity with them. We leave to the readers the opportunity to judge the nature and depth of each reference, to organize and classify the references according to their own ways of reading, and to note the frequency of certain themes over others.
Paintings and Artists Inspired by Dante's Inferno
The following is a selection of artists whose works of art have been inspired by The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri.
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