The Centennial of Andrea Zanzotto's Birth: The Legacy of a Great Italian Poet and Dante's Presence in His Verses


Location: Online Webinar

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As part of the celebrations of the centenary of the birth of the Italian poet Andrea Zanzotto, Prof. Welle and Prof. Maggi will highlight the centrality of Andrea Zanzotto in the history of Italian poetry and his extraordinary uniqueness from both a stylistic and thematic standpoint. They will also investigate the presence of Dante's oeuvre in Zanzotto's poetics and language.

Armando Maggi is the Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor of Western Civilization at the University of Chicago, where he teaches in the department of Romance Languages and Literatures. His field of study is early-modern and modern culture.

John P. Welle is Professor Emeritus of Italian at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on modern Italian literature and culture. His translations of Andrea Zanzotto’s poetry were awarded the Raiziss-Palchi Prize from the Academy of America Poets.

Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Please note: the event will take place at 6:00 p.m. Central Time.

Register for the online webinar at this link.