Food for Thought: Into the Afterlife: Dante at 700
“Join Collegium Institute for the second module of the fall 2021 semester!
In celebration of the 700th anniversary of Dante's death, this module would invite you to join us on the great literary journeys through the afterlife. We will start with a discussion on the philosophical arguments made by the ancients on the immortality of the soul. Once we establish this, Dante will serve as our primary guide through the undiscovered country, with some detours along the way to consider the great Tuscan poet's predecessors like Homer and Virgil as well as successors like Chaucer and T.S. Eliot. Over the course of the module, we hope to explore not only poetic answers to what happens after death but also how truly great poems live on long after the deaths of the poets who sung them into being. RSVP on the website: https://www.collegiuminstitute.org/calendar/into-the-afterlife-dante-at-700”