A Rhetoric of Suspension: Rethinking Salvation in the Commedia

Master's Thesis


My thesis attends to the relationship between Dante’s reflection on salvation and the rhetorical development of the term sospeso throughout the Commedia. In their coming together, I offer that we discern a more profound realization of what it might mean for humanity to participate fully in the mystery of salvation.


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Author Thomas Graff
Contributor Vittorio Montemaggi, Research Director
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Romance Languages and Literatures
Degree Name Master of Arts
Defense Date
  • 2016-04-15

Submission Date 2016-04-15
  • Suspension, Salvation, Commedia, Italian Literature, Dante Alighieri

  • Italian, English

Record Visibility Public
Content License
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