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March 27: A Conversation with Sandow Birk
Join in a conversation with renowned artist Sandow Birk about his creative images accompanying the Qur'an and the Divine Comedy. Rare Books & Special Collections. 4:00pm.
March 28: Research Seminar, "Pasolini Screenwriter for Fellini"
Prof. Claudia Romanelli of the University of Alabama lectures on Pier Paolo Pasolini's contributions to Federico Fellini's screenwriting. Rare Books and Special Collections. 5:00-6:30pm. Reception to follow.
April 10: OVI Seminar, “Un trattatello trecentesco sulle virtù dell’acquavite”
Elena Artale of the OVI will speak about a fourteenth-century Italian vernacular treatise on the virtues of acquavite, or brandy.
New Devers Series Title by Fabio Camilletti on Visuality and the Figure of Beatrice in Dante and Dante Gabriel Rossetti
In his exciting new book, Portrait of Beatrice: Dante, D. G. Rossetti, and the Imaginary Lady, Dr. Fabio Camilletti examines both Dante's and D. G. Rossetti's intellectual experiences in the light of a common concern about visuality. From medieval Florence to Victorian London, Beatrice's 'imaginary portrait' touches upon the intertwinement of desire, poetry, and art-making in Western culture.