The Contemporisation of Dante's Inferno

Jenefer Marquis, Theodor Wyeld

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses the contemporisation of Dante's Inferno [1]. It attempts to highlight the role of contemporary media in recasting this culturally significant work in a new light. More accessible to the current generation in the form of a computer game, the contemporisation of Dante's Inferno loses none of its impact and meaning. More than this, the game facilitates the search for a virtual soul-space previously reserved only for those vested with the 'given powers' (in Medieval times and prior). In this sense, the contemporisation of the Inferno also brings with it much of the mythological intensity it once sought.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages585-587
    Number of pages3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event15th International Conference on Information Visualisation -
    Duration: 13 Jul 2011 → …

    Conference

    Conference15th International Conference on Information Visualisation
    Period13/07/11 → …

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    Marquis, J., & Wyeld, T. (2011). The Contemporisation of Dante's Inferno. 585-587. Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Information Visualisation, . https://doi.org/10.1109/IV.2011.97