In the footsteps of Dante: crossroads of European humanism

João R. Figueiredo, Teresa Bartolomei

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Dante, the pilgrim, is an author who stubbornly looks ahead, seeking and building «the great beyond» (Manguel). Following in his footsteps is therefore not a return to the past, à rebours, but a commitment to the future: to the exploration of the potential of the «transhumanisation» of humanity. This dynamic of self-transcendence in Dante’s humanism (Ossola), which claims for European civilisation a vocation for universalism (Ferroni), is analysed in the volume at three crucial moments. Firstly, the establishment of an emancipatory relationship between author and reader (Ascoli), in which authorship is authority and not power. Secondly, the conception of vision as a learning process (Mendonça) and horizon of eschatological overcoming of every dualism (Cacciari). Finally, the relationship with the past, which is never purely monumental, but ethically and intertextually dynamic, in an original rewriting of the original scriptural, medieval and classical culture (Bolzoni, Nasti, Bartolomei). A second group a contributions is dedicated to the reconstruction of Dante’s presence in Lusitanian literature (Almeida, Espírito Santo, Figueiredo, Vaz de Carvalho): they attest to the innovative movements produced by Dante’s poetry even in literary traditions more distant from it.
Idioma originalEnglish
EditoraDe Gruyter
Número de páginas250
ISBN (eletrónico)9783110796049
ISBN (impresso)9783110795943
Estado da publicaçãoAccepted/In press - 14 mar 2022
EventoDays of Dante 2021 - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation , Lisbon
Duração: 16 set 202129 nov 2021

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ISSN (impresso)0178-7489

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