The Fourth International Dante Seminar

HISTORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL DANTE SEMINAR /
STORIA DEL SEMINARIO INTERNAZIONALE DANTESCO

Founded in the summer of 1991 by Zygmunt Barański, Robert Hollander, Amilcare Iannucci, and Lino Pertile, the International Dante Seminar held its first meeting at the Chauncey Conference Center in Princeton, NJ in October, 1994. One of the distinguishing characteristics of the Seminar is that papers are not read aloud, but are pre-circulated to all participants, including some two dozen invited discussants. Those invited to participate as the authors of papers have 15-20 minutes to present the central concerns of their texts, thus leaving free two hours in each of the four sessions for open discussion.

While the discussions are limited to invited speakers and the discussants, the general public is invited to attend the sessions. The sessions will be recorded and later published.

The international Dante Seminar has been previously held at:

  • 1994:  Princeton, New Jersey, USA
  • 1997:  Ascona, Switzerland
  • 2000:  Florence, Italy

 

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS / LISTA DEI PARTICIPANTI CONFERMATI

SPEAKERS

Stefano Asperti

Università di Roma

Pietro G. Beltrami

Università di Pisa

Ciaran Carson

Belfast

Anthony K. Cassell

University of Illinois

Paolo Cherchi

University of Chicago

Seamus Deane

University of Notre Dame

Sonia Gentili

Università di Roma

Simon Gilson

University of Warwick

Seamus Heaney

Dublin

Alfonso Maierù

Università di Roma

Ronald Martinez

Brown University

Christian Moevs

University of Notre Dame

John A. Scott

University of Western Australia

 

 

INVITED DISCUSSANTS

John Ahern

Vassar College

Fabian Alfie

University of Arizona

Maria Luisa Ardizzone

New York University

Albert Russell Ascoli

University of California, Berkeley

Zygmunt G. Baranski

Cambridge University

Lucia Battaglia Ricci

Università di Pisa

Stephen Botterill

University of California, Berkeley

Francesco Bruni

Università degli Studi di Venezia

Rev. David B. Burrell, C.S.C.

University of Notre Dame

Joseph A. Buttigieg

University of Notre Dame

Theodore Cachey

University of Notre Dame

Dino Cervigni

University of North Carolina

Gary Cestaro

DePaul University

Andrea Ciccarelli

Indiana University

Marc Cogan

Wayne State University

Franco Ferrucci

Rutgers University

Warren Ginsberg

University of Oregon

Claudio Giunta

Università di Trento

Guglielmo Gorni

University of Geneva

Manuele Gragnolati

Oxford University

Robert Hollander

Princeton University

Olivia Holmes

Yale University

Amilcare Iannucci

University of Toronto

Prue James

University College, London

Christopher Kleinhenz

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Lino Leonardi

Università per Stranieri di Siena

Dennis Looney

University of Pittsburgh

Simone Marchesi

Princeton University

Antonio Mastrobuono

University of Illinois, Chicago

Martin McLaughlin

Oxford University

Susan Noakes

University of Minnesota

Lino Pertile

Harvard University

Michelangelo Picone

University of Zurich

Regina Psaki

University of Oregon

David Robey

University of Reading

Arielle Saiber

Bowdoin College

Federico Sanguineti

Università di Salerno

Justin Steinberg

University of Chicago

Wayne Storey

Indiana University

Mario Trovato

Northwestern University

Alessandro Vettori

Rutgers University

 

 

IDS 2003 SCHEDULE (PRELIMINARY)

International Dante Seminar / Seminario Internazionale Dantesco
“Dante's Cultures: Le Culture di Dante”
25-27 September 2003
University of Notre Dame — Notre Dame, Indiana — USA

The goal of the seminar is to study and discuss Dante's "cultures" — poetic, philosophical, political — and their reception.

Four panels are planned:

  1. Dante and Provençal lyric culture
  2. Dante and Aristotle
  3. Dante and politics
  4. Dante and Ireland

 

Lo scopo del Seminario è di studiare e discutere "le culture" poetiche, filosofiche e politiche di Dante, e la loro ricezione.

Sono previste quattro sezioni:

  1. Dante e i Provenzali
  2. Dante e Aristotele
  3. Dante e la politica
  4. Dante e l 'Irlanda
 
 
 

Unless otherwise noted, events will take place in McKenna Hall Auditorium.

 

Ameno che diversamente specificato, tutti gli eventi avranno luogo nell'Auditorium di McKenna Hall.

 

 

 

Thursday,
25 September 2003

 

 

Giovedí,
25 Settembre 2003

 

 

 

4:00-7:30

Registration

 

 

6:30 PM

Reception in the Atrium of McKenna Hall, hosted by the Medieval Institute of the University of Notre Dame.

 

 

7:30 PM

Dinner in the dining area in the lower level of McKenna Hall.

Welcome by Robert Hollander, Princeton University, President of the International Dante Seminar.

 

 

 

 

4:00-7:30

Registrazione

 

 

6:30 PM

Ricevimento nell'Atrio di McKenna Hall, offerto dal Medieval Institute dell'University of Notre Dame.

 

 

7:30 PM

Cena nella sala da pranzo in McKenna Hall.

Benvenuto di Robert Hollander, Princeton University, Presidente del Seminario Internazionale Dantesco.

 

 


 

 

 


 

Friday, 26 September 2003

 

 

 

 

9:00 AM

Welcome by Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame

 

 

Session 1:

9:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Dante & Provençal lyric


Chair:


Michelangelo Picone,
University of Zurich

 

 

Pietro G. Beltrami,
Università degli Studi di Pisa:
"Arnaut Daniel and the 'Bella Scuola' of Dante's Troubadours."

 

 

Stefano Asperti,
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza":
"Dante and the Provençal Troubadours."

 

 

Paolo Cherchi,
University of Chicago / Università degli Studi di Ferrara:
"Dante and the Troubadours."

 

 

Venerdì, 26 Settembre 2003

 

 

 

 

9:00 AM

Benvenuto del Reverendo Edward A. Malloy, CSC , Presidente dell'University of Notre Dame.

 

 

Sessione 1:

9:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Dante e i provenzali


Presiede:


Michelangelo Picone,
University of Zurich

 

 

Pietro G. Beltrami,
Università degli Studi di Pisa:
"Arnaut Daniel e la 'bella scuola' dei trovatori di Dante."

 

 

Stefano Asperti,
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza":
"Dante, i trovatori, la poesia."

 

 

Paolo Cherchi,
University of Chicago / Università degli Studi di Ferrara:
"Dante e i trovatori."

 

 

 

 

12:00 noon

Lunch in the dining area of the lower level.

 

 

2:00 PM

"An Electronic Edition of Dante's Commedia," a computer presentation by Prue James.

 

 

12:00 noon

Pranzo nella sala da pranzo in McKenna Hall.

 

 

2:00 PM

"Un'edizione elettronica della Commedia di Dante," una presentazione di Prue James.

 

 

 

 

Session 2:

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Dante and Ireland


Chair:


Joseph A. Buttigieg,
William R. Kenan II Professor of English, University of Notre Dame

 

 

Mary Burgess Smyth,
University of Notre Dame:
"Carson, Dante and the North"

 

 

Ciaran Carson,
Belfast:
"Translating Dante"

 

 

Sessione 2:

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Dante e l'Irlanda


Presiede:


Joseph A. Buttigieg,
William R. Kenan II Professor of English, University of Notre Dame

 

 

Mary Burgess Smyth,
University of Notre Dame:
"Carson, Dante and the North"

 

 

Ciaran Carson,
Belfast:
"Tradurre Dante"

 

 

 

 

5:15 PM

Reception in the Atrium

 

 

6:00 PM

Dinner in the dining area in the lower level

 

 

 

 

5:15 PM

Ricevimento nell'Atrio.

 

 

6:00 PM

Cena nella sala da pranzo

 

 

 

8:00 PM

Welcome by Nathan O. Hatch, Provost, University of Notre Dame, Andrew V. Tackes III Professor of History

 

 

8:15 PM

Chair Christopher Fox, Keough Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame

 

 

8:30 PM

a reading by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney

 

 

8:00 PM

Benvenuto di Nathan O. Hatch, Provosto dell' University of Notre Dame, Andrew V. Tackes III Professore di Storia.

 

 

8:15 PM

Presiede Christopher Fox, Keough Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame

 

 

8:30 PM

una conferenza del Premio Nobel per la letteratura Seamus Heaney

 

 


 

 

 


 

Saturday,
27 September 2003

 

 


9:00 AM


Welcome by Dean Mark W. Roche, I.A. O'Shaughnessy Dean, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame

 

 


Session 3:


9:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Dante and Aristotle


Chair: 


Rev. David B. Burrell, C.S.C., Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame

 

 

Alfonso Maierù,
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza":
"Dante in relation to Physics and Metaphysics."

 

 

Simon Gilson,
University of Warwick:
"Dantean Adaptations of Aristotle: 'Gravitas' and 'Levitas' in the Commedia."

 

 

Christian R. Moevs,
University of Notre Dame:
"The Metaphysical Basis of Dante's Politics."

 

 

Sonia Gentili,
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza":
"The Arisotelian Basis of Dante's Program of Popularization (Conv. I)"

 

 

Sabato,
27 Settembre 2003

 

 


9:00 AM


Benvenuto del Provosto Mark W. Roche, I.A. O'Shaughnessy Dean, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame

 

 


Sessione 3:


9:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Dante e Aristotele


Presiede: 


Il Reverendo David B. Burrell, C.S.C., Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame

 

 

Alfonso Maierù,
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza":
"Dante di fronte alla Fisica e alla Metafisica."

 

 

Simon Gilson,
University of Warwick:
"Rimaneggiamenti Danteschi di Aristotele: 'Gravitas' e 'Levitas' nella 'Commedia' "

 

 

Christian R. Moevs,
University of Notre Dame:
"La base metafisica della politica di Dante."

 

 

Sonia Gentili,
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza":
"Il fondamento aristotelico del programma divulgativo dantesco (Conv. I)."

 

 

 

 

12:00 noon

Lunch in the dining area of the lower level.

 

 

 

 

12:00 noon

Pranzo nella sala da pranzo in McKenna Hall.

 

 

 

Session 4:

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dante and Politics


Chair:


Joseph A. Buttigieg,
William R. Kenan II Professor of English, University of Notre Dame

 

 

Anthony K Cassell,
University of Illinois:
"Dante's Monarchia III and Guido Vernani's Refutations"

 

 

John A Scott,
University of Western Australia:
"The Genesis and Development of Dante's Political Thought."

 

 

Ronald L. Martinez,
Brown University:
"'Ecce advenit dominator': Sacred and Secular Advent Liturgies in Dante's Works."

 

 

5:00 PM

Closing reception in the Atrium.

 

 

   
 

 

Sessione 4:

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dante e la politica


Presiede:


Joseph A. Buttigieg,
William R. Kenan II Professor of English, University of Notre Dame

 

 

Anthony K Cassell,
University of Illinois:
"Dante's Monarchia III and Guido Vernani's Refutations"

 

 

John A Scott,
University of Western Australia:
"La genesi e lo sviluppo del pensiero politico dantesco."

 

 

Ronald L. Martinez,
Brown University:
"'Ecce advenit dominator': Liturgie sacre e secolari dell' Avvento nell' opera di Dante."

 

 

5:00 PM

Ricevimento di conclusione nell'Atrio.