Lectures

The Program sponsors lectures that bring leading Dante scholars and students together to discuss emerging issues in Dante and Italian Studies.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Dante in America V

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Location: Special Collections

In connection with the 2021 Dante centenary, the Devers Program in Dante Studies and the Center for Italian Studies are organizing a year-long lecture series, which will be held on the Notre Dame campus throughout the 2021 calendar year. The aim of the series is to assess the ways in which Dante has impacted the literary and popular culture of the United States. The series is divided into six sessions. Each session will consist of two speakers who will speak for 30-45 minutes each. The series will address topics including translation, iconography, library collections, the Civil War era, African-American literary culture, American religious culture, American poetry and narrative, and Italian-American culture.

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Dante in America VI

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Location: Special Collections

In connection with the 2021 Dante centenary, the Devers Program in Dante Studies and the Center for Italian Studies are organizing a year-long lecture series, which will be held on the Notre Dame campus throughout the 2021 calendar year. The aim of the series is to assess the ways in which Dante has impacted the literary and popular culture of the United States. The series is divided into six sessions. Each session will consist of two speakers who will speak for 30-45 minutes each. The series will address topics including translation, iconography, library collections, the Civil War era, African-American literary culture, American religious culture, American poetry and narrative, and Italian-American culture.

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Friday, November 19, 2021

Roundtable: "Dante at 700: The Past, Present, and Future of Dante Studies"

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Location: Newberry Library, Center for Renaissance Studies

Featuring Gary Cestaro, DePaul University; David Lummus, University of Notre Dame; Paola Nasti, Northwestern University; and Justin Steinberg, University of Chicago. Moderated by Ted Cachey, University of Notre Dame.

This roundtable of local Dante specialists will take the various global celebrations of the Dante centenary as a starting point for a discussion of the state of the field.…

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