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Fall 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 are hosting a series of lectures on the topic “Dante in America.” During the Fall Semester, the lectures are open to the public and will be held in person and streamed via Zoom. More information will be provided over the summer.

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Dante Now! planned for Fall 2021

"Dante Now! Divine Comedy Flashmob" held every year in the Fall, usually in concurrence with a home football game. After a year-long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dante Now is currently being planned for Oct. 1, 2021. More details will be posted as they becom available.

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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 saw two new books published on Dante in April 2021: Brenda Deen Schildgen's Dante and Violence: Domestic, Civic, Cosmic 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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Sommo Poeta: Dante at Notre Dame

Author: Amanda Skofstad

In anticipation of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, and on the Feast of the Annunciation, Pope Francis issued “Splendour of Light Eternal,” an apostolic letter calling Dante “supreme poet” and “prophet of hope and a witness to the innate yearning for the infinite present in the human heart.” The Holy Father added that he wished to join the popes before him in honoring and extolling the poet and “to propose him anew for the consideration of the Church, the great body of the faithful, literary scholars, theologians and artists.”…

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