Monsters & Demons: From Dante to Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:30 pm (June 21 – July 28)

ITA3240/MLA5120 Monsters & Demons will meet online during Summer Session II (June 21 – July 28) and fulfills the College of Liberal Arts’ Global Society requirement for undergraduate studies. Students majoring in Italian may have the class count as one of two cognate courses towards the completion of their Bachelors degree. The course is also cross-listed with the Masters of Liberal Arts program and is open to students at the graduate level.

 Journey to Hell and Back with Prof. Galati! 

This summer we will study Dante’s Inferno and the influence that the medieval poem has had on American televisual culture. In addition to exploring how the Inferno has shaped audience’s perception of the afterlife through a detailed description of hell’s topography, we will also investigate how Joss Whedon’s television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, interweaves, appropriates, and adapts the medieval text in the series’ arc; raising its status of low, domestic culture to a higher level of art and transtextuality. Taught in English.

Open to all Non-Temple Students! 

Temple University welcomes students from other colleges and universities who wish to enroll in courses on any of our campuses. Students who are not currently enrolled at another institution may also register for some courses as non-matriculated (non-degree) students. For more information on how to apply click here!