Date of Submission

Spring 2014

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literature; Arabic

Project Advisor 1

Joseph Luzzi

Abstract/Artist's Statement

This project compares and contrasts Dante's Divine Comedy with the earlier, 11th c. Syrian text, The Epistle of Forgiveness by the grammarian Abu al-Ala al-Ma'arri. The primary focus of this examination lies within the characterization strategies of the two texts, as well as the similar themes which run through their visions of the afterlife. By raising these ideas now, this project hopes to rekindle the discourse surrounding the comparison of the two texts. With that in mind, it also looks at areas other than the two mentioned above that are comparable between the two to provide openings for further scholarship.

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On-Campus only

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