Date of Award
Dr. Samuel Smith
The questions brought to a text define the reading of it, questions both invited by the author and assumed by the reader. Dante's Divine Comedy opens with a remarkable ambiguity that calls for an investigation of the questions being brought to the poem:
Midway along the journey of our life
I woke to find myself in a dark wood,
For I had wandered off from the straight path. (Inf 1.1-3)1
Sensenig, Victor James, "Dante's Virgils" (2001). Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate. 237.