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Spring 2021 Lecture Series: Dante in America

In commemoration of the 700th anniversary of Dante's death, in 2021 the Center for Italian Studies and Devers Family Program in Dante Studies will host a series of lectures on the topic “Dante in America,” including a special edition of the Center's annual Ravarino Lecture in Italian Studies. During the Spring Semester, the lectures are open to the public and will be held via Zoom. Registration is required.

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OVI Seminar Series: Linguistic and Literary Perspectives on Dante's Works

Beginning Feb. 24, this sixth annual series of seminars with the Opera del Vocabolario Italiano covers a wide range of topics related to Dante's works. The confirmed speakers are (in order of appearance): Gabriella Albanese - Paolo Pontari, Leonardo Francalanci, Pär Larson, and Helena Phillips-Robins. Registration required.

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Two new titles in the Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature

The Devers Series with the University of Notre Dame Press will see two new books published on Dante in 2021: Brenda Deen Schildgen's Dante and Violence and Helena Phillips-Robins' Liturgial Song and Practice in Dante's 'Commedia'

1321-2021: Commemorating Dante at Notre Dame

1321-2021: Commemorating Dante at Notre Dame

In commemoration of the seven-hundredth anniversary of Dante's death in 2021, the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies and the Center for Italian Studies are organizing and sponsoring several special events. The Center also maintains a calendar of international events leading up to 2021.

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Pope Francis publishes Apostolic Letter on Dante to mark the 700th year since Dante's death

Author: Staff

Published in this Easter season, on the feast of the Annunciation (March 25), Pope Francis's Apostolic Letter, "Splendour of Light Eternal" (Candor Lucis aeternae) is a remarkable document, an exhortation to read, study, and teach Dante's Divine Comedy, and as Pope Francis writes, to become Dante's "companions on the journey." 

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