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Medieval Multiculturalism and Dante's Theology of Hell

Teodolinda Barolini

in Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227037
eISBN:
9780823241019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227037.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Dante's representation of hell is unique in its rich and uninhibited blending of these remarkably heterogeneous constituents into a personal—multicultural—vision; while, for instance, scholastic ... More


Ghost, Medium, Criminal, Genius: Lombrosian Types in Yeats’s Art and Philosophy

Katherine Ebury

in Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954255
eISBN:
9781786944160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954255.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay examines the role of Cesare Lombroso’s scientific and occult researches in shaping Yeats’s view of the mind, whether creative or criminal, in the mystical system of A Vision. Although the ... More


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