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Divine Comedy Image Archive, Fiske Dante Collection

Karen Pinkus, Italian and Comparative Literature
Marilyn Migiel, Italian Literature; William Kennedy, Comparative Literature; Patrick Stevens, Cornell University Library
Collection Type: 
Arts & Sciences

The Divine Comedy, the chief epic poem in Italian literature, may be described as compulsory study for any student specializing in Italian literature. Italian Studies programs will be the initial beneficiaries of the DCIA, but interdisciplinary approaches such as art history, visual studies and the history of the book will also find the DCIA a significant resource. The Divine Comedy Image Archive will offer scholars a large and diverse repository of images accessible for research and publication and will be accompanied with English/Italian descriptions and transcriptions.