Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Romance Languages

First Advisor

Dr. Julie Van Peteghem

Second Advisor

Dr. Paolo Fasoli

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Julie Van Peteghem


In The Divine Comedy, Dante presents his readers with an interpretation of The Last Judgement. Although this interpretation bears distinct markers of Dante’s originality, it also closely aligns with medieval scholastic writings on the phenomenon. This thesis examines how Dante’s interpretation aligns with or diverges from medieval theology.



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