You must take this class. Barolini is a queen and a world-renowned Dante expert. She is also an excellent pedagogue (if slightly, but perhaps necessarily, repetitive), very willing to talk to all students (even non-majors), and in total command of the text. This course will open your eyes to so much more than Dante and give you a prism into Trecento Italian politics, the lyric tradition, medieval culture, and so much more. Very life-affirming.