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Conference in Rome: "Dante's Intellectual Formation"

Thu Mar 13, 2014 Calendars: Conferences

"Dante's Intellectual Formation"

March 13-14, 2014, Notre Dame Center in Rome, 15 Via Ostilia, 00184

To mark the opening of the University of Notre Dame’s new building in Rome, Italian Studies at Notre Dame has organized a short seminar on 13-14 March, 2014 on "Dante's Intellectual Formation," a subject which, in recent years, has moved to the forefront of Dante studies. The seminar is divided into three sessions: “Context”, “Philosophy and Law,” and “Religion.” Three speakers will present at each session, and a group of discussants -- scholars from Italy, the UK and the US -- will respond to the papers.

Given the nature and organization of the seminar, which is based on discussing papers that have been pre-circulated, participation in the seminar is by invitation only. For any questions relating to the seminar, please contact Anne Leone at italstud@nd.edu. Sponsored by the Devers Program in Dante Studies, the Office of Research and Italian Studies at Notre Dame.

PROGRAM

Thursday, 13 March, 2pm-5pm

1 CONTEXT      
i. Zyg Barański (Notre Dame), “Studying Dante’s Intellectual Formation: Problems of Definition”
ii. Simon Gilson (Warwick), “Syncretism and Scholasticism in Dante”
iii. Luca Bianchi (Piemonte Orientale), “Dante e l’averroismo: qualche osservazione critica”

Friday, 14 March, 9.30am-12.30pm

2 PHILOSOPHY & LAW  
i. Anna Pegoretti (Warwick), “Filosofanti”
ii. Franziska Meier (Göttingen), “Educating the Reader: Dante’s Convivio
iii. Justin Steinberg (Chicago), “Dante and the Limits of the Law”

Friday, 14 March, 2pm-5pm

3 RELIGION
i. Christian Moevs (Notre Dame), “Eucharist and Self-knowledge in the Paradiso”     
ii. Mira Moca (Roma Tre), “Dante e il pensiero dei Vittorini”
iii. Giuseppe Ledda (Bologna), “Modelli agiografici nella formazione religiosa e nell’opera letteraria di Dante”

Discussants

Roberto Antonelli (Rome)
Erminia Ardissino (Turin)
Luca Azzetta (Centro Pio Rajna)
Piero Boitani (Rome)
Theodore J. Cachey, Jr. (Notre Dame)
Sergio Cristaldi (Catania)                                                                                                                                      Martin Eisner (Duke)
Enrico Fenzi (Genoa)
Anne Leone (Notre Dame)
Luca Marcozzi (Roma Tre, LUMSA)
Andrea Mazzucchi (Naples)
Giuliano Milani (Rome)
Vittorio Montemaggi (Notre Dame)
Lino Pertile (I Tatti)
Mirko Tavoni (Pisa)
Lorenzo Valterza (Notre Dame)