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This article has been published in: Ocula 26, Matters of holiness: semiotic perspectives on Dante

author: Jenny Ponzo (Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences, University of Turin (IT))

A brief outline of Dante's semiotics

language: italian

publication date: December 2022

abstract: The study of Dante from a semiotic perspective has led to the double result of acquiring new perspectives on Dante’s work and promoting international dialogue in the semiotic community, thus creating a fertile ground for experimentation, comparison and methodological advancement. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the main semiotic approaches to Dante, highlighting methodologies and recurrent themes. In particular, four areas of research of undoubted semiotic interest will be outlined: intertextuality in Dante’s work; the main interpretative styles adopted over the centuries regarding Dante’s work; semiotic ideology in Dante; the Semiotics of time and space in the Divine Comedy and in Dante’s other works. Finally, some hypotheses on the development of further lines of semiotic research on Dante in the near future will be presented.

keywords: dante, commedia, storia della semiotica

OCULA-26-PONZO-Cenni-di-semiotica-dantesca.pdf ➞ PDF [365Kb]

DOI: 10.57576/ocula2022-5

citation information: Jenny Ponzo, Cenni di semiotica dantesca, "Ocula", vol.23, n.26, December 2022. DOI: 10.57576/ocula2022-5


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