Upcoming Events

Friday, April 9, 2021

Fifth Annual Ravarino Lecture - Peter Hawkins (Yale) - Dante in America

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Location: Zoom

The Center for Italian Studies presents the fourth annual Ravarino Lecture on April 2, 2020, which will be delivered by Peter Hawkins, Professor of Religion and Literature in the Yale Divinity School. Professor Hawkins’ lecture will deal with the presence of Dante in American religious culture.

This special edition of the Albert J. and Helen M. Ravarino Lecture is connected to the Dante in America lecture series taking place at Notre Dame throughout 2021 and will serve as the kickoff lecture for Notre Dame’s Dante Day, on the topic of “Dante across the Curriculum,” held April 9, 2021.…

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

OVI Seminar Series 2021, III

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Location: Zoom

"Il primo sonetto della Vita nuova prima della Vita nuova" (The First Sonnet of the Vita nuova before the Vita nuova)

Pär Larson (OVI)

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Il sonetto A ciascun'alma presa e gentil core è noto a tutti come il primo componimento poetico nella Vita nuova

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Book Presentation: "Dante" edited by Roberto Rea and Justin Steinberg

Location: Zoom

In this seminar, participants will discuss the recent publication of Dante, edited by Roberto Rea and Justin Steinberg (Roma: Carocci, 2020).

The series is organized by Italian Studies affiliates, Dr. Chiara Sbordoni of the University of Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway and Dr. Luca Lombardo, who holds a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the University of Toronto for the VERTEXTCULT project and is a former Devers Postdoctoral Fellow in Dante Studies at the University of Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway.…

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

OVI Seminar Series 2021, IV

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Location: Zoom

"La liturgia nella Commedia e nella Firenze del Duecento" (Liturgy in the Commedia and in Thirteenth-Century Florence)

Helena Phillips-Robins (Cambridge)

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Il viaggio verso Dio che Dante narra nel Purgatorio e nel Paradiso

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Book Presentation: "L'Italia di Dante" by Giulio Ferroni

Location: Zoom

In this seminar, participants will discuss the recent publication of Giulio Ferroni's L'Italia di Dante. Viaggio nel paese della Commedia (Roma: La nave di Teseo, 2019).

The series is organized by Italian Studies affiliates, Dr. Chiara Sbordoni of the University of Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway and Dr. Luca Lombardo, who holds a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the University of Toronto for the VERTEXTCULT project and is a former Devers Postdoctoral Fellow in Dante Studies at the University of Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway.…

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Themes, Traditions, and Cultures in Dante / Temi, tradizioni e culture nelle opere di Dante"

Location: Rome Global Gateway

Dante Luca

In connection with the celebrations to mark the 2021 Dante centenary the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Notre Dame has organized a two-day workshop on “Themes, traditions, and cultures in Dante / Temi, tradizioni e culture nelle opere di Dante”, which will be held on 13-14 May 2021 at the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway in via Ostilia. The aim of the seminar is to to assess the ways in which Anglo-American Dante scholarship and Italian dantismo have addressed key literary, cultural, and historical issues. The seminar is divided into seven sessions. Each session will host two speakers: one of whom will focus on Italy and the other on the English-speaking world.…

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Friday, May 14, 2021

Themes, Traditions, and Cultures in Dante / Temi, tradizioni e culture nelle opere di Dante"

Location: Rome Global Gateway

Dante Luca

In connection with the celebrations to mark the 2021 Dante centenary the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Notre Dame has organized a two-day workshop on “Themes, traditions, and cultures in Dante / Temi, tradizioni e culture nelle opere di Dante”, which will be held on 13-14 May 2021 at the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway in via Ostilia. The aim of the seminar is to to assess the ways in which Anglo-American Dante scholarship and Italian dantismo have addressed key literary, cultural, and historical issues. The seminar is divided into seven sessions. Each session will host two speakers: one of whom will focus on Italy and the other on the English-speaking world.…

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Dante in America IV

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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, 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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