Join us on a journey through hell! Gabrielle Orsi, PhD in Italian, will introduce you to one of the greatest books of all time, Dante Alighieri’s Inferno. The Inferno consists of 34 cantos, very short poetic chapters which we will read in English translation. Dr. Orsi leads discussion and presents Dante’s cultural milieu and historical background. As a result of this course, students will be able to describe Dante’s Inferno, discuss and analyze its relationship to other books, stories, and works of art, and evaluate its significance in contemporary culture. Come on a journey through Dante's Inferno with Gabrielle Orsi, who earned her Ph.D. in Italian at Columbia University in 2008. She has taught at Columbia University, Barnard College, City University of New York-Queens College, the University of Kentucky, the University of Denver, and Colorado Mountain College. Gabrielle wholeheartedly agrees with T.S. Eliot, who once said, "Dante and Shakespeare divide the world between them. There is no third."