Public Seminar: "Dantes in Print: Paratexts and Readers in late 15C and 16C-Italy" - Simon Gilson (Warwick)
Wednesday, March 19 at 11:30am in Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries
The lecture will be a wide-ranging set of reflections on the Zahm Dante collections, exploring various facets of the Comedy and minor works in print in Venice and Florence. Attention will be paid to the success and transformations of Landino's 1481 edition, to Bembo's Aldine edition, to Renaissance commentaries and readings, to the minor works (esp. Vita nuova, Convivio and De vulgari eloquentia, Rime). Close attention will be paid to the variety and richness of paratextual features (including portraits and illustrations) and their significance for understanding and appreciating questions of readership and reading styles in Renaissance Italy.
Hosted by Italian Studies at Notre Dame and the Devers Program in Dante Studies.