2004 Fall Lecture Series


Dante & Petrarch

In celebration of the 7th centenary of Petrarch's birth, the Devers Program in Dante Studies is pleased to announce a lecture series exploring aspects of the literary relationship between Dante (1265-1321) and Petrarch (1304-1374):



Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Giuseppe Mazzotta, Yale University
“Dante and Petrarch: Two Parallel Worlds?”

Justin Steinberg, University of Chicago
“ ‘Nova rete vecchio augel non prende’:
Petrarch's Disperse and the Spectre of the donna gentile.”

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Zygmunt G. Barański, Cambridge University
2004 Visiting Distinguished Professor of Dante & Italian Studies,
University of Notre Dame

“Petrarch's Cavalcanti and Dante”

Christian R. Moevs, University of Notre Dame
"Subjectivity and Conversion in Dante and Petrarch"

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Ronald L. Martinez, Brown University
“Petrarch, Dante, and the Places of Liturgy”

Albert R. Ascoli, University of California, Berkeley
“Blinding the Cyclops: Petrarch After Dante”

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Sara Sturm-Maddox, University of Massachusetts Amherst
“Dante, Petrarch, and the Laurel Crown”

Theodore J. Cachey, Jr., University of Notre Dame
“Between Dante and Petrarch”