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Publisher’s Website: The Divine Vision of Dante’s Paradiso

“This is a brilliant and enjoyable book. With sharp interdisciplinary acumen, Franke provides lucid and creative readings that offer original and fruitful perspectives on Dante’s Commedia, highlighting its relevance for contemporary studies in theology, philosophy and literature. The Divine Vision of Dante’s Paradiso compellingly shows how Dante’s bold and experimental writing can, even for us today, vivify in striking ways reflection on truth and its mediation.”  –Vittorio Montemaggi, King’s College London

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William Franke (Vanderbilt University) in conversation with Jacob Abell (Vanderbilt University) “Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in our time” is a collaborative initiative of the Department of Italian Studies and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU together with the Dante Society of America, conceived during the 2020 Covid-19 …

Playlist for complete Canto per Canto conversations on the Divine Comedy

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William Franke, talk centering on Paradiso XVIII – Madrid Vernaculars Conference

Madrid Vernaculars Conference: 20-minute presentation centering on Paradiso XVIII

Madrid Vernaculars Conference: Question and Answer (in Italian)

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