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By Silvia de Santis

Blake's Dantesque illustrations are the results of dialectics regarding and wondering the very premises – political, theological and poetic – of the Commedia. but this very factor didn't hinder the artist from rendering, every now and then extra successfully and extra profoundly than the other illustrator, Dante's distinctive atmospheres. Blake's strategy therefore allows us to revisit the Commedia from unaccustomed, privileged angles: at the one hand, we have now nice visionary poetry reflecting on itself; and at the different, the picture that interprets the poetic note, “transforming” it right into a new construction capable of shed an unique mild on very important features of Dante's paintings and thoughts.

SILVIA DE SANTIS bought her PhD in Romance Philology from the college “La Sapienza” of Rome and for that reason a degree as Archivist Paleographer on the Vatican institution of Paleography, Diplomatics and files management. Parallel to her curiosity in Dante and particularly in reference to William Blake, her major examine pursuits challenge Occitanic, previous French and outdated Italian philology and linguistics. She has edited, with the transcription of the melodies, Il Mistero provenzale di sant'Agnese (Rome 2016). She has been Post-doc Researcher within the division of Studi Europei, Americani e Interculturali of the collage “La Sapienza” of Rome, the place she studied the lexicon of feelings in historic French romance in the PRIN venture “Canone letterario e lessico delle emozioni nel Medioevo europeo”.

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