DHC Lecture with Zygmunt G. Baranski
(University of Cambridge/University of Notre Dame)

Mind over Affect? Some Thoughts on Dante and the Emotions

The study of the emotions has become increasingly central to medieval studies. The lecture begins by discussing the unsystematic contribution that Dante scholarship has made to the question since the early twentieth century, and addresses some questions of method relating to the analysis of the poet’s engagement with contemporary ideas on the ties between reason and passion. It will then focus on two areas—one ideological, the nature of heavenly beatitude, the other poetic and rhetorical, the poet’s addresses to the reader in the Commedia—in which Dante’s representation of the interplay between the intellect and the emotions effectively illustrates his thinking on each, as well as their interconnections.

The lecture will be held in English.

Time & Location
Dec. 17, 2014 | 06:00 pm c.t.

Freie Universität Berlin, “Rostlaube”, Seminarzentrum, Room L 115, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Igor Candido
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow
Freie Universität Berlin
Dahlem Humanities Center
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
D-14195 Berlin
Web: http://fu-berlin.academia.edu/IgorCandido

Beitrag von: Igor Candido

Redaktion: Christof Schöch