Nicolò Crisafi
Manuele Gragnolati

Weathering the Afterlife

The Meteorological Psychology of Dante’s Commedia
The essay investigates the meteorological phenomena represented in Dante Alighieri’s Commedia and their interrelation with the subjectivity of the dead in Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. Examining how the dead weather the afterlife and how the elements affect them, in turn, the essay takes the complex enantiosemy of the word ‘weathering’ as a conceptual guiding thread for the exploration of dynamics of exposure (Inferno), vulnerability (Purgatorio), and receptivity (Paradiso).
Keywords: Commedia; Dante Alighieri; Enantiosemy; Exposure; Meteorology; Receptivity; Vulnerability.
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Weathering the Afterlife
Subtitle
The Meteorological Psychology of Dante’s Commedia
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Nicolò Crisafi
Manuele Gragnolati
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The essay investigates the meteorological phenomena represented in Dante Alighieri’s Commedia and their interrelation with the subjectivity of the dead in Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. Examining how the dead weather the afterlife and how the elements affect them, in turn, the essay takes the complex enantiosemy of the word ‘weathering’ as a conceptual guiding thread for the exploration of dynamics of exposure (Inferno), vulnerability (Purgatorio), and receptivity (Paradiso).
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Berlin
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ICI Berlin Press
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2020
Subject
Commedia
Dante Alighieri
Enantiosemy
Exposure
Meteorology
Receptivity
Vulnerability.
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Weathering the Afterlife
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63
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91
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Weathering: Ecologies of Exposure, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 17 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020), pp. 63–91
Bibliographic Citation
Nicolò Crisafi and Manuele Gragnolati, ‘Weathering the Afterlife: The Meteorological Psychology of Dante’s Commedia’, in Weathering: Ecologies of Exposure, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 17 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020), pp. 63–91 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-17_04>

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Cite as: Nicolò Crisafi and Manuele Gragnolati, ‘Weathering the Afterlife: The Meteorological Psychology of Dante’s Commedia’, in Weathering: Ecologies of Exposure, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 17 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020), pp. 63–91 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-17_04>