The Italian Cultural Institute of London is organizing a series of seminars on the life and works of Dante Alighieri by Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute), Tabitha Tuckett (UCL) and John Took (UCL).
The aim of this series is to explore some of the leading ideas of Dante’s work and their continuing significance to us. The audience will be introduced to Dante’s life and works, walked through the “Inferno”, “Purgatorio” and “Paradiso” of the “Divine Comedy”, and they will discuss Dante’s understanding of a variety of topics including love, nature, language and theology, learning about his relevance to contemporary existential concerns.
The sessions will take place online on Zoom from 25 January to 29 March 2022, Tuesday evenings from 7.00 to 8.30 pm
Here is the full programme of the series:
25 January – Dante: his life and work. A preliminary review
1 February – The Inferno: a moment of recognition
8 February – The Purgatorio: a moment of reconfiguration
15 February – The Paradiso: a moment of transcendence
22 February – Dante on the nature of love
1 March – Dante on language and literature
8 March – Dante on philosophy and theology
15 March – Dante and his auctores
22 March – Dante in print: a bibliographical survey
29 March – A final word: breaking bread with Dante
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