Seminar: Translating Dante's Comedy into English


Location: 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall


As part of his visit to Notre Dame, Robin Kirkpatrick will lead a seminar on translation, focusing on his recent experience of translating Dante's Divine Comedy into English. The event will take place 4.30-6pm, Thursday, April 21st, 119 O'Shaughnessy. All are welcome to attend.

Robin Kirkpatrick is Professor of Italian and English Literatures and Fellow of Robinson College at the University of Cambridge. His recent publications include a new translation of Dante's Divine Comedy (Penguin, 2006-7); "Afterlives now; A study of Paradiso Canto 28," in Envisaging Heaven in the Middle Ages ed. by C Muessig and A Putter (Routledge 2007); The European Renaissance, 1400 - 1600 (Longman 2002); and English and Italian Literature From Dante to Shakespeare: A Study of Source, Analogue and Divergence (Longman 1995). Professor Kirkpatrick is the founder of P*CEA (Performance, Collaboration and Experiment in the Arts), a Cambridge-based multidisciplinary group bringing together artists in all branches of the arts.

The event is sponsored by the Devers Program in Dante Studies and Shakespeare at Notre Dame, and co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame. For further information, contact Vittorio Montemaggi,