Dantes litterære atmosfærologi

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The article argues that recent theories on affect and atmosphere by, for instance, Teresa Brennan and Peter Sloterdijk, can enter into an extraordinarily fruitful interchange with Dante’s Divine Comedy. On the one hand, these theories can direct our attention to the hitherto overlooked atmospheric phenomena that occur ubiquitously in Dante’s Comedy and provide us with concepts that render them legible as products of human emissions. On the other hand, the numerous descriptions of atmospheres in Dante’s Comedy can contribute to overcoming the lack of linguistic specifications and distinctions that characterizes today’s Western understanding of affective atmospheres and impedes its ongoing theorization.
Original languageDanish
JournalK & K
Issue number116
Pages (from-to)33-48
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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