Dante and purgatory: writing the history of emotions


Grant Data
Project Title
Dante and purgatory: writing the history of emotions
Principal Investigator
Professor Tambling, Jeremy Charles Richard   (Principal investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2002-09-01
Completion Date
2005-08-31
Amount
336840
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Dante, purgatory
Discipline
Others - Humanities and Arts
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 7187/02H
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2002/2003
Status
Completed
Objectives
The project involves entensive reading of Dante's Purgatorio (c.1315). The aim of the project is to read how differing emotions are culturally formed. In this sense, the project uses insights from psychoanalysis, and from readings derived from modern cultural studies. The intention is to test their validity in describing the very different historical emotional states which are represented in Dante's text.