"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 and Commedia.

The meeting will be held via Zoom and is accessible to members of the Notre Dame community by invitation only. If you would like to attend, please fill out this form or contact the Center for Italian Studies via email. Invitations will be sent to affiliates of the Center in advance of the meeting.

The Italian Research Seminar, a core event of the Center for Italian Studies, aims to provide a regular forum for faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and colleagues from other universities to present and discuss their current research. The Seminar is vigorously interdisciplinary, and embraces all areas of Italian literature, language, and culture, as well as perceptions of Italy, its achievements and its peoples in other national and international cultures. The Seminar constitutes an important element in the effort by Notre Dame's Center for Italian Studies to promote the study of Italy and to serve as a strategic point of contact for scholarly exchange.

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Originally published at italianstudies.nd.edu.