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Excellence in Literature Shares Dr. Sebastian Mahfood’s Dante Videos

June 17, AD 2014

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From the Excellence in Literature site:

Dr. Sebastian Mahfood has kindly shared these Dante videos with us: he has made a short video reflection on each canto of Dante’s Inferno. We hope you find these helpful in your studies. If you are interested in Purgatorio and Paradiso, Dr. Mahfood’s videos for those are available on his Youtube page.

Please be aware that this is a challenging work with complex and mature themes. These optional video explanations contain vintage illustrations that may be disturbing, and in some cases, contain unclad human forms. Parental discretion advised.

Here are the links to the videos in the series:

Dante’s Inferno

Introduction: the Dark Wood and Gate of Hell (Cantos 1-3)

Circles 1-6 (Cantos 4-11)

Circle 7 (Cantos 12-17)

Circle 8 (Cantos 18-31)

Circle 9 (Cantos 32-34)

This is a good place to also mention Dr. Mahfood’s “Digital Dante Contest.”

The year 2014 marks the 700th anniversary of the publication of Dante’s Inferno, and to celebrate this septuacentennial, the Catholic Distance Learning Network is hosting a contest for

THE BEST DIGITALLY-PRODUCED RENDITION
OF ANY ASPECT OF DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY

This contest will be an annual event through the year 2021, which marks the 700th anniversary of the completion of the Paradiso and also of Dante’s death.

The submission deadline is November 1, 2014. Details here.

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