"Overview: Inferno." Literature and Its Times: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them. Joyce Moss and George Wilson. Vol. 1: Ancient Times to the American and French Revolutions (Prehistory-1790s). Detroit: Gale, 1997. Literature Resource Center. Web.
Streaming video, 74 min. Drawing upon the insights of numerous international scholars-and illustrating crucial passages with stunning animation sequences-this program guides viewers through the Inferno of Dante's Divine Comedy.
Streaming video, 60 min. Two of Italy’s greatest artists are eternally linked, one genius having paid homage to another. Two hundred years after Dante Alighieri wrote The Divine Comedy, Sandro Botticelli illustrated the classic with a series of exquisite drawings crafted at the height of his career. In this program, translator Mark Musa, art historians, clergy, and other experts guide viewers through Botticelli’s exquisite portrayal of Dante’s Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, images that have had a lasting impact on the collective imagination of Western civilization
"Alf Layla wa-Layla (The Arabian Nights)". Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism. Ed. Jelena O. Krstovic. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale Research, 1988. 1-73. University of Nevada Las Vegas. Gale. Literature Criticism Online. 1 August 2011 .
"The Arabian Nights". Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism. Ed. Lynn M. Zott. Vol. 62. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2003. 1-108. University of Nevada Las Vegas. Gale. Literature Criticism Online. 1 August 2011 .
"The Arabian Nights". Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism. Ed. Jelena Krstovic. Vol. 123. Detroit: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2010. 45-130. University of Nevada Las Vegas. Gale. Literature Criticism Online. 1 August 2011 .
Readers of Beowulf have noted inconsistencies in Beowulfs depiction, as either heroic or reckless. Heroic Identity in the World of Beowulf resolves this tension by emphasizing Beowulfs identity as a foreign fighter seeking glory abroad. Such men resemble wreccan, exiles" compelled to leave their homelands due to excessive violence. Beowulf may be potentially arrogant, therefore, but he learns prudence. This native wisdom highlights a kings duty to his warband, in expectation of Beowulfs future rule. The dragon fight later raises the same question of incompatible identities, hero versus king. In frequent reference to Greek epic and Icelandic saga, this revisionist approach to Beowulf offers new interpretations of flyting rhetoric, the custom of "men dying with their lord," and the poems digressions."