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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course explores Dante’s writing, focusing on the Divine Comedy. The texts will be discussed in translation and particular attention will be paid to medieval culture and and Dante's influence on English literature, including Chaucer. The final session will examine the impact of Dante’s writing upon modern authors, including Samuel Beckett, T S Eliot and Seamus Heaney.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

26 Apr 2017 to 31 May 2017

Course duration

5 week(s)

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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