Dante Now! A Divine Comedy Flashmob
Friday September 29 from 2-5pm at various locations around campus
Please join Italian Studies at Notre Dame for an afternoon of recitations of excerpts from Dante's Commedia performed around campus, followed by a lecture by Theodore Cachey (Notre Dame), Christian Moevs (Notre Dame) and Anne Leone (Notre Dame), and a reception.
Dante Now! A Celebration of Dante and the Divine Comedy in Performance
You are invited to join in or to watch the performances.
Friday September 29
2-3pm: Simultaneous public readings from Hell (locations listed below*)
3pm: Choral reading of Saint Bernard in Paradise praying to the Virgin (the Grotto)
3:30pm: “What’s Wrong With This Picture? How to Read Dante’s Hell,” an illustrated public talk by Theodore Cachey, Christian Moevs, Anne Leone (Notre Dame), (Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Libray)
4:45pm: Reception (Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library)
Co-sponsored by the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies, Italian Studies at Notre Dame, and the Ravarino Family Endowment for Excellence in Italian Studies.
*Locations of simultaneous performances (2-3pm) on Friday September 29:
• Beneath “Touchdown Jesus,” by the Father Hesburgh and Father Ned Joyce Sculpture
• Clarke Memorial Fountain (“Stonehenge”)
• Stairs of the Main Building
• The Rock
• Stairs of Bond Hall, School of Architecture
• Sesquicentennial Common (between the Law School, the Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering, and DeBartolo Hall)
• At the Knute Rockne statue, North Tunnel of the Stadium
• Shaheen Mestrovic Memorial (west side of O’Shaughnessy Hall)
• Hammes Bookstore, by the Mary and Elizabeth sculpture (“The Visitation”)
Interested in performing?
Contact Anne Leone at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to RSVP for one of the reader workshops in the Hospitality Room, South Dining Hall on Wednesday, September 27, 9am-2pm.