Events: Lectures

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Newberry Lecture: "JFK's Dante" - Deborah Parker (Virginia)


Location: Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library, Chicago

"JFK's Dante" - Deborah Parker (University of Virginia)

Wednesday, September 6 at 5:30pm in Ruggles Hall, The Newberry Library, Chicago

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs Dante Lecture

The Center for Renaissance Studies Dante Lectures have been held annually since 2001, bringing Dante scholars from throughout the United States and Europe to the Newberry to present cutting-edge research. From 1983 to 1997, multiple lectures were held each year under the series title “Lectura Dantis Newberrania.”

A wine reception will follow the lecture. Free and open to the public. Please register by noon on September 6 on this form.

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The Newberry’s Dante Lectures are cosponsored with the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Dante Now! A Divine Comedy Flashmob


Location: various locations around campus

Dante Now! A Divine Comedy Flashmob

Friday September 29 from 2-5pm at various locations around campus

Please join Italian Studies at Notre Dame for an afternoon of recitations of excerpts from Dante's Commedia performed around campus, followed by a lecture by Theodore Cachey (Notre Dame), Christian Moevs (Notre Dame) and Anne Leone (Notre Dame), and a reception in Carey Auditorium.

Please feel free to view the video of lthe inaugural Dante Now! performance, and to read an article published in the Observer on September 26, 2013 about the event.

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