Deborah Parker is Professor of Italian and Chair of the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Virginia. She is the co-author of Inferno Revealed. She has published a monograph and several articles on Dante, and she is the General Editor of The World of Dante, an interactive media site created for the study and teaching of Dante’s Comedy. She has taught the Comedy for over 25 years and knows the poem intimately. The project has been supported by a number of foundations, including the NEH, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and Institute for Advanced Technologies in the Humanities.