07/04/20-“Rade volte […] parlava”. The poetics of the unsaid in Dante’s Commedia


Karl Philipp ELLERBROCK (University of Jena, Germany), assistant professor of Romance Literature (prof. Edoardo Costadura) in Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena.

Starting with the topos of taciturnitas in Dante (widespread since the first biographies in the literary and iconographic tradition), the lesson will introduce the relationship between speaking and silence in the Commedia and how the unsaid becomes a strategy to encourage commentators. Through this approach Dante can occupy a dimension of medieval textuality hitherto monopolized by the Scripture.

Laura Paolino