Events: Conferences

Friday, October 2, 2020

"What does it mean to talk about 'Dante'?: The Dante-characters of the Vita nova and Commedia." - Katie Sparrow (Notre Dame)


Location: Zoom

The Center for Italian studies is pleased to host a lecture on Dante's persona in the Vita nova and Commedia by Katie Sparrow, a Ph.D. candidate in Italian in the Department of Romance Languages.

Sparrow received her BA in French and Italian from the University of Reading (UK), where she wrote a thesis on the influence of Provençal lyric poetry on Dante’s Vita Nova

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Dante in America I


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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