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Inferno is the first part of Dante’s Divine Comedy and describes Dante’s journey through Hell with his guide the Roman poet Virgil. On this journey, Dante witnesses the torments of those who have succumbed to their appetites, perpetrated acts of violence, or perverted their reason through fraud and malice. We will use the translation by Robert Hollander to study this timeless classic.

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About the lecturer(s)

John Lutz

John Lutz is Professor of English and oversees a university Division of Humanities which houses English, Philosophy, and Foreign Language.  In addition, he has led numerous initiatives such as College 101, Learning Communities, Freshman Orientation, Strategic Planning, and Outcomes Assessment. Dr. Lutz has also published numerous scholarly articles on both philosophy and literature, including a recent publication entitled  “‘Objects Insignificant to Sight’: Racial Violence and Empathy in Faulkner’s ‘Pantaloon in Black’,” The Faulkner Journal, 2023; he has consistently been honored and has won significant awards for outstanding teaching throughout his stellar career.

Lecture Details



4 lecture(s)
Day & Time

Wednesday, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Apr 19, 2023
Apr 26, 2023
May 03, 2023
May 10, 2023