Via Jenny Davidson's Light reading blog: Arielle Saiber, associate professor of Italian literature at Bowdoin College, has created Dante Today (a website featuring citings and sightings of Dante in a wide variety of contemporary media).

This experimental website, inspired by students of Arielle Saiber'a “Dante’s Divine Comedy” course, has been built to archive occurrences of Dante and his works in popular and contemporary culture of the twentieth century and beyond. The goals are twofold: 1) to provide a central access point for said references; and 2) to offer data that students and scholars of Dante can use to think about the Nachleben (“afterlife”) of Dante’s works in terms of reception theory, resonance, and cultural studies.

Readers Comments

  1. And there's Sean O'Brien's new translation of Dante's 'Inferno' due out at the end of the week...

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