The introduction provides a broad overview of the occasion for this collection of essays that stem from a National Endowment for the Humanities institute in Florence, Italy, in 2014. In addition to giving a summary of the six essays that follow, it offers a rationale for reading the Comedy retrospectively and prospectively as well as vertically, in other words, reading forward and backward in a recursive process.
Brenda Deen Schildgen; Introduction: Why Teach Dante Vertically. Pedagogy 1 October 2017; 17 (3): 449–456. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-3975495
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