Dante and purgatory: writing the history of emotions
Professor Tambling, Jeremy Charles Richard (Principal investigator)
Others - Humanities and Arts
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
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.