Dante - Paradiso, Canto XI.Thomas Aquinas. Francis of Assisi

Dante - Paradiso, Canto XI.Thomas Aquinas.  Francis of Assisi
11 June 2018, 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

Speakers: Alessandro Scafi (Warburg) and John Took (UCL)  

Spring Term


15 January - Inferno, Canto I. The dark wood and wild animals. The appearance of Virgil.

22 January - Inferno, Canto V. The lustful. Paolo and Francesca.

29 January - Inferno, Canto XIII. The suicides. Pier della Vigna. 

5 February - Inferno, Canto XXVI and XXVII. The evil counsellors. Ulysses and Guido da Montefeltro.

12 February - Inferno, Canto XXXIII. Count Ugolino. Canto XXXIV. Centre of Hell. Lucifer. 

5 March - Purgatorio, Canto XVI.58-105; Canto XVII.91-105; Canto XVIII.13-75. The moral structure of Purgatory; the nature of love and its relation to free will.

12 March - Purgatorio, Canto I; Canto II.106-132. Dante and Virgil emerge from the abyss of Hell on the shore of Mount Purgatory. Cato. The ritual of purification. Casella.

19 March - Purgatorio, Canto X.1-45. Canto XI.1-117. The First Cornice: the proud. The Lord’s Prayer; Omberto Aldobrandeschi; Oderisi da Gubbio.

26 March - Purgatorio, Canto XXX. Appearance of Beatrice on the chariot of the Church

Summer term

14 May - Purgatorio, Canto XXXIII. Beatrice’s prophesies.  The final ritual of Dante’s spiritual cleansing.

21 May - Paradiso, Canto I. Ascent to the heaven of fire.

4 June - Paradiso, Canto III. Heaven of the moon. Piccarda Donati.

11 June - Paradiso, Canto XI.Thomas Aquinas.  Francis of Assisi.

18 June - Paradiso, Canto XVII. Heaven of Mars. Cacciaguida.

25 June - Paradiso, Canto XXXIII. The Empyrean. The vision of the Trinity.  


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