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

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Research Seminar: MA Presentations


Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

The Italian Research Seminar: MA Presentations

Genevieve Lyons (Notre Dame) - “Alessandro Blasetti’s Cinema and the Fantastic: A Closer Look at the Unmarried Woman”

Katie Sparrow (Notre Dame) - “Representations of Self: Dante’s Use of First Person in the Vita Nova

All are welcome for a brief discussion and a reception following the talks.


Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame and the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Lecture: "Towards a New Biography of Dante Alighieri" - Paolo Pellegrini (Verona)


Location: Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

Paolo Pellegrini received his Ph.D. in Philology of Italian Literature. He has been a tenured Assistant Professor in Italian philology and linguistics (SSD 10/F-3) at Università di Verona, Department of Cultures and Civilizations, licensed to the role of Full Professor in 2017. His talk will concern Dante's biography. New documents and a new and deeper way of studying Dante's works, their texts and their historical and cultural context carried on by younger scholars is disclosing a different biographical perspective: it is time to write a new life of Dante which could take into account and exploit previous studies which have looked at Dante's life.

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