2 - 4 pm
Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 27 at 9 am** – September 13 at 4 pm): $280
Regular Registration Price (September 13 at 4 pm – first day of class): $308
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This class is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the waitlist.
700 years after it first appeared, Dante’s Inferno still fascinates readers. Dante dramatized his descent into the underworld as a powerful experience that evoked such emotions in him as fear, anger, pity and horror. In this course, we will read and discuss the Inferno, while seeking to understand the historical, religious, political, and artistic climates that influenced the work. We will also view artwork from dozens of artists over the centuries in order to understand how artists depicted Dante as well as the Inferno’s characters, settings, and punishments.
Eight sessions. E - $280, L - $308
Linda Levine holds an MA in English education from Northwestern University. She has taught English and humanities courses for several decades, including previous seminars at the Newberry.
Dante Alighieri (translated by John Ciardi), The Inferno. Modern Library, 1996. ISBN: 978-0679602095
For the first class please read cantos 1 - 3 of The Inferno.