Dante’s Inferno: Influence, Adaptation, and Appropriation

Dante’s Inferno: Influence, Adaptation, and Appropriation

NEH Seminar – June 22 to July 10, 2015 – Charlottesville, VA

This NEH seminar offers high school teachers the opportunity to study Dante’s poem closely and to consider its cultural legacy. The seminar will do so through a close reading of the poem, followed by a consideration of literary and artistic works that draw inspiration from it, adapt it, or appropriate it. Our investigations of adaptation and appropriation will be carried out in two directions: we will analyze re-workings of the poem not only to understand how they differ from the original but also how these changes prompt us to think about innovation and creative reinvention in new ways.

Attending scholars will be able to engage Dante and his Inferno in new and exciting ways. Teachers will have the ability to engage Matthew Pearl, author of the Dante Club (one of the required readings for the course) on one afternoon, while traveling to Washington, D.C. to see how contemporary African artists have engaged the text in new and exciting ways. This traveling exhibition, which will have its debut at the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, will allow participating NEH scholars to consider the ways in which the Inferno have transcended Dante’s Italian heritage and literary depictions. See www.scadmoa.org and www.huffingtonpost.com for more information on the exhibition.

The first week will introduce participants to the Inferno and its cultural legacy and explore Dante’s characters, treatment of religion and politics, and the idea of contrapasso as well as look at adaptations by Keats, Tennyson and David Fincher. During the second week we’ll look at literary adaptations by Milton, T.S. Eliot, Ezra, Pound, Matthew Pearl, Sandow Birk/Marcus Sanders, and Dan Brown. In the third week we’ll look at Dante and the visual arts, how artists from the Renaissance to the present have interpreted Dante. We will also look at films inspired by Dante.

Pirates activate Starling Marte from disabled list, option Jose Osuna

The Pirates activated outfielder Starling Marte from the 10-day disabled list and will be in the lineup against the Cardinals on Saturday, the team

Marte was sent to the DL on May 16 and was replaced by top outfield prospect Austin Meadows. Despite Marte’s activation, Meadows will keep his roster spot. Instead, first baseman Jose Osuna has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room for Marte.

Marte was a strong contributor prior to his injury, posting a triple slash of .308/.366/.503 with six home runs and 10 stolen bases.

DeGrom is 0-3 with a 3.26 ERA in six career regular-season starts against the Dodgers. He has beaten every other team he has faced more than once.

Kershaw is 8-0 with a 1.84 ERA in 12 regular-season starts against the Mets. He is undefeated against eight other teams but has beaten only one of those squads, the Atlanta Braves, more than twice.

The Diamondbacks this month have 178 hits, nine triples, 81 walks and 32 homers.

A couple of players — leadoff batter Jon Jay and Paul Goldschmidt — seem to have sparked Arizona’s offense.

Jay has multiple hits in seven of his 14 games since he was acquired by trade June 6 from Kansas City. He has reached base in all but one game and reached base twice in eight games. He has scored 16 runs with eight RBI.

He’s come in and he’s been unbelievable for us at the top of the lineup, Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen told the Arizona Republic. Almost every day he’s getting on base a couple of times and he’s just sparking us in so many different ways. He’s giving us professional at-bats. That’s something that we weren’t putting together consistently during that rut in May, which we’ve come around to doing now. It’s all sort of adding back up together again.

Don’t look for Jay to cough up any secrets.

Yu Darvish injury update: Joe Maddon unsure if pitcher will return before All-Star break

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Sunday the Cubs are being conservative in bringing Yu Darvish back from the DL, and he’s not sure if the pitcher will return before the All-Star break.
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I don’t know, Maddon said (via The Athletic.) He’s feeling better. He’s going to throw again tomorrow and we’re just going to keep building off of it.

Darvish has struggled in his first season with the Cubs, after signing a six-year, $126 million deal in the offseason. He’s 1-3 Reggie Nelson Jersey with a 4.95 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. Cubs catcher Chris Gimenez told a reporter last month that Darvish thinks Cubs fans hate him because of his struggles.

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The Mets signed González to a one-year contract in January. He batted .241 with six home runs and 26 RBIs in 53 games this season.

González, who has also played for the Rangers, Padres, Red Sox and Dodgers, has hit .287 with 317 http://www.officialauthenticredsox.com/authentic-16-andrew-benintendi-jersey.html home runs and made five All-Star teams in his 15-year MLB career.

The Mets selected Smith with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft and he made his Major League debut in August 2017. Smith registered a .198 batting average and hit nine home runs in 49 games last season.

Smith has spent most of 2018 with New York’s Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas, registering a .262 batting average and .346 on-base percentage. Smith did appear in two games for the Mets in mid-May.

The Mets currently hold a 28-34 record in 2018. They snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Yankees on Sunday.

I’m a pretty self-motivated person just because I know what I had to do to get here, but sure, any kid doesn’t want to let their parents down, said Rodgers II, who is trying to make the Jets as a safety. Hopefully I can just keep making him and my mom happy.

Bartolo Colon ready to expand list of career feats that range from historic to esoteric

The man, the myth and the legend that is Big Sexy, Bartolo Colon, is close to reaching another milestone and breaking another record in his illustrious 21-year major Ben Hutton Youth Jersey league career.
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The 45-year-old Colon is one strikeout away from becoming the 34th pitcher in MLB history to reach 2,500 for his career. His next win will be his 244th, which will push him ahead of Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for most by a Dominican-born pitcher.

Despite all these records and milestones, he’s still aiming for a few more. Three more wins will push him past Nicaragua-born Dennis Martinez for most wins (245) by a pitcher from Latin America. Former Twins teammate Ervin Santana told http://www.officialvancouvercanucks.com/Adidas-Ben-Hutton-Jersey twincities.com in January that Colon wants to beat Martinez’s record and then retire. http://www.jetsofficialsfootballprostore.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_MARK_GASTINEAU_JERSEY.html

Here’s hoping that Colon will keep pitching as long as a team is willing to give him the ball, but if he decides to hang up the cleats after win No. 246, we’ll surely understand and bid him a fond farewell.

Rizzo was asked about the comments during batting practice Tuesday, and he didn’t hold back on sharing how he felt about the criticism of one of his star players, saying, It’s cowardly, it’s chicken Mark Gastineau Womens Jersey s—, and it’s gutless.

I think it’s just totally unfair on so many levels. First of all, the premise is entirely wrong. Bryce Harper is a winner. He’s been a winner his whole life. He’s been a rookie of the year, five-time All-Star, an MVP, Rizzo said, via The Washington Post. He’s won more games since he’s been called up to the big leagues than any player in the major leagues.

So how is that a loser? This guy has done nothing but been a tremendous advocate for the Washington Nationals between the lines, in the dugout, in the clubhouse and in the community. His charitable endeavors and his philanthropic efforts have been second to none. Two fields in Washington, D.C., with his name on it, for the kids. So he’s as far from a loser as you can possibly get. He’s a champion. He’s a winner. Always has been. Always will be. And these anonymous quotes from these unnamed sources like a National League executive, it’s cowardly, it’s chicken s—, and it’s gutless.

Mets getting calls on deGrom?

Rosenthal also listed the Braves, Angels and Indians as potential suitors. But the idea of the Orioles trading Machado within the division, and sending him to the division leader can’t sit well Christian Kirk Jersey with the Yankees, who trail the Red Sox by one game in the AL East. Boston owns a major league best 48 wins this season.
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Machado is having an MVP-caliber season. He’s fifth in the American League with 18 home runs, third in the AL with 50 RBI, and 10th in the league with a.307 batting average.

Woodrow Wilson (Camden, N.J.) four-star defensive end Fadil Diggs – who doubles as flex receiver – is on the recruiting fast track heading into his junior year. So far, 21 schools have offered, the latest being Georgia, one of the top programs in the country.

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The Yankees missed a shot at making it two shutouts in a row when reliever Chasen Shreve gave up a leadoff homer in the ninth to Matt Duffy. The Yanks beat the Rays 5-0 Christian Kirk Youth Jersey on Friday night for their second shutout of the http://www.nflcardinalsofficialstore.com/YOUTH+CHRISTIAN+KIRK+JERSEY week and fifth of the season.

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman entered after Shreve allowed a homer and triple in two batters, then retired three in a row on 10 pitches to pick up his 20th save in 21 chances.

Make no mistake: This isn’t a standoff between Beckham and the Giants.

That doesn’t mean that one will never happen — contract negotiations being what they are, it’s certainly possible Beckham and the Giants will come to an impasse, whether that happens in training camp, on the doorstep of the 2018 regular season or some point in the future.

Any insistence that Beckham and the Giants are currently operating without an understanding is a refusal to accept what is reality. The ability to tell the difference between facts and fiction is a rare trait nowadays, mostly due to the fact that so many have a preconceived notion of what is going to happen, what should happen and what is good for business.

Promising a strained relationship between Beckham and the Giants in June when there isn’t one should not be hailed as fodder for the told you so crowd if one should develop down the road.

Randy Gregory met with Roger Goodell on Tuesday

Less than a month after applying for NFL reinstatement, suspended Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has an audience with the Commissioner.

Gregory met Tuesday with Roger Goodell for his official reinstatement hearing, NFL Network’s Jane Slater reported, via sources informed of the situation.

I feel like when you get a little bit older in your career, you know exactly what you need to get ready, Ingram said. You know exactly what your body needs to prepare for a season. I’ve been in this system seven years here, I’ve done the offseason program seven years, I know exactly what it entails.

Ingram, who totaled 1,540 yards (1,124 rushing) and 12 touchdowns in 2017, quickly re-established himself on the first day of mandatory minicamp by taking his spot with the first-team offense.

He looked good, coach Sean Payton said. I think he’s in good shape. He did well; good seeing him out here.

Gregorius took Nationals starter Tanner Roark deep again in the bottom of the sixth inning, sending a leadoff shot down the right-field line and into the front row of the second deck for a 3-0 lead.

The Yankees also pushed across a second run in the bottom of the second inning, with centerfielder Aaron Hicks scoring on a sacrifice fly by catcher Austin Romine.

Those runs were enough to back up Yankees starter CC Sabathia, who pitched his second straight effective outing. He didn’t surrender a run while allowing four hits and three walks over 5.2 innings.

He allowed a two-out single to Michael Taylor in the top of the sixth inning before giving way to reliever Chad Green after 101 pitches. Taylor was thrown out trying to steal second base after Green entered the game.

Manager Aaron Boone has pointed this out a lot already and Sabathia seems to love throwing to Sanchez.

With me, he’s been unbelievable, Sabathia said. I haven’t shook him off in a long time. He’s got the game plan and he’s doing a good job. He’s our catcher.
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Few players had less job security than Smith during the few weeks in January when the Giants conducted a head coaching search.

Drury, as we know, went on Percy Miller Womens Jersey the DL early in the season due to blurry vision, then he was optioned to Triple-A after regaining health because he’s been Wally Pipp’d by Andujar.

Sabathia had a very good night, too, as he limited the Jays to two runs and three hits in seven http://www.officialgiantslockerroom.com/elite-rhett-ellison-jersey innings.

The Jays scored their runs on two solo homers, Hernandez’ high fly in the sixth that just made it over the wall in the Authentic Rhett Ellison Jersey left-field corner and Kevin Pillar’s jack to left-center in the seventh that made it a 4-2 game.

The Yankees added more breathing room in the eighth when Aaron Hicks hit a three-run homer to lefty Aaron Loup for a 7-2 lead.

Brady, with more Super Bowl victories (5) than any quarterback in history, may be back with his team after skipping the OTAs for seven weeks, but there’s no slack — first day or not — coming from the stickler with more Super Bowl wins (also 5) than any head coach in history.

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The Eagles wanted to send a small delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better. These fans are still invited to the White House to be part of a different type of ceremony — one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem. I will be there at 3:00 p.m. with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus to celebrate America.

The Dodgers acquired Kemp from the Braves not because they wanted him, but because of the economic ramifications.

How did this happen? This is two seasons in a row the Dodgers have received several out-of-the-blue performances last year it was Taylor, Brandon Morrow and, to a lesser extent, Cody Bellinger. Is this front-office smarts or good luck? Let’s see how these three a random bullpen guy, a Quad-A player and a washed-up former MVP candidate have become Womens Christopher Tanev Jersey the heart of the 2018 Dodgers.
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Stripling made 14 starts as a rookie in 2016 and wasn’t terrible (4.52 ERA as a starter), but with so-so stuff and a middling strikeout rate, the Dodgers moved him to the bullpen in 2017. He made just two starts, one of those on the final day of the season, and began 2018 in the bullpen once again. With all the injuries to the Dodgers’ rotation, Stripling was pressed into service. Since May 6, he’s posted a 1.33 ERA over seven starts Authentic Carter Rowney Jersey with a scintillating 53-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

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Kemp might be the biggest miracle of all. The deal was more or less equal in salary commitments, except the Braves acquired all the expiring contracts while Kemp’s remaining $43 million was spread out over two seasons, allowing the Dodgers to get under the luxury tax for 2018.

I’m not saying I’m not more challenged this year than some other years, Carroll said. But I always feel like, ‘Man, this is my whole deal, to try to figure out how to recapture that.’

Gone are Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, and almost certainly Kam Chancellor. Earl Thomas is also staying away while he looks for a new contract. That’s a lot of production, but also a lot of the persona of the organization. That makes this offseason a hard reset whether Thomas gets his deal and comes back or not.

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Patriots’ Adrian Clayborn injures quad in practice, report says

Adrian Clayborn suffered a setback as he gears up for his first season with the Patriots.

The defensive end “tweaked” his quadriceps during offseason workouts, and he could be limited as organized team activities begin, according to ESPN.

Vrana, a Prague native and the 13th overall selection in the 2014 NHL draft, had a goal and two assists playing with Ovechkin in a critical Game 5 win over Pittsburgh.

“Obviously it means a lot when the coach trusts you for a player. You just get confidence. It’s a big responsibility. You’ve just got to make sure you go out there and get those little details right,” said Vrana.

Stephenson, a 2012 third-rounder from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, had an assist and a shorthanded goal in the Capitals’ series-clinching win over Columbus.

“It’s going to be a cleansing of the Cleveland Browns,” Jackson said at the NFL Scouting Combine. “That’s what it will be.”

To sweeten the deal, Jackson vowed that, for every franchise employee who joins him in the water, he will donate $100 to his foundation that fights human trafficking.

Jackson’s jump will be held at a private location and be open to employees only.

In June of 2002, Jaguars punter Chris Hanson, his wife and teammate (kicker) Jaret Holmes were severely burned when a fondue pot overturned on the floor of Hanson’s Jacksonville home. Hanson suffered first- and second-degree burns on both hands and his right ankle.

“It happened so fast,” Hanson told The Florida Times-Union. “We were moving the fondue pot when it slipped onto the tile floor at my house, then my wife fell into it. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but it’s been quite an ordeal. We’re just now getting her home.”ravens_005

Agent says Patriots considered trading up to No. 2 for Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield went to the Browns with the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. But Mayfield’s agent says that if the Browns had chosen someone else, a massive trade that would have shaken up the entire NFL could have happened: The Patriots trading all the way up to No. 2 and taking Mayfield as Tom Brady‘s heir apparent.

Jack Mills, the agent for Mayfield, said on Andrew Brandt’s podcast that there was a real chance that the Patriots could have traded with the Giants for the second overall pick, and that the Patriots would have selected Mayfield.

We’ll never know for sure what would have happened if the Browns had chosen someone other than Mayfield. But it’s crazy to think about the fallout if he had ended up in New England.

The Rudolph pick wasn’t the only offensive move the Steelers made during the draft. They also made a change at wide receiver by trading Martavis Bryant to Oakland and drafting Rudolph’s Oklahoma State teammate James Washington in the second round.

“When I heard about Martavis, I was like ‘Oh, man.’ I really enjoyed playing with Martavis,” Roethlisberger said, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I think he was a great weapon, he helped our offense, did some great things by attracting attention and making plays for us. I was kind of caught off guard, but teams have reasons for doing things. I think part of it was him expressing trade things that we all heard so much about. I think he’s probably pretty happy. For him and his family, if you’re in a good happy place, then good for him.”

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