Dante in America @ Notre Dame
In the Spring and Fall Semesters of 2021, there will be a series of lectures on the topic of Dante in America. In the Spring, there will also be a special edition of the annual Ravarino lecture. The Fall events will include an exhibit on the Dante holdings in Rare Books and Special Collections in Hesburgh Libraries. Click the links below for more details on each session of lectures and to find out how to register.
The Fall lectures are being planned in a hybrid online and in-person format.
Henry Weinfield (University of Notre Dame), "Dante and T. S. Eliot: Desire and Form"
Stephen Fredman (University of Notre Dame), "Between Dante and Whitman: Robert Duncan's 'Dante Études'"
Joseph Rosenberg (University of Notre Dame), “Dante, Jazz, and American Modernism”
Kathleen Verduin (Hope College), "'Was Then Your Image Like the Image I See Now?' Dante's Face in America"
Christian Y. Dupont (Boston College), "Recollecting Dante Collecting"
Arielle Saiber (Bowdoin College), “A Dante Museum Orbiting the Sun: Paul Laffoley’s Dantesphere Project”
David Wallace (University of Pennsylvania), "'But Dante's Hell is Heaven': American Dantes"
Laura Dassow Walls (University of Notre Dame), "'A Star Unlike': Dante and the American Transcendentalists"
Kristina Olson (George Mason University), "In Good Faith: Translations and Iconographies of Dante from Longfellow and Doré to Birk and Sanders"
Kathleen Boyle (University of Notre Dame), "'All the Verities Mundane and Spiritual': Dantean Intertextuality in Pietro di Donato's Christ in Concrete"
Joshua Matthews (Dordt University), "Why America's Poets Turned to Dante During the Civil War"
Dennis Looney (University of Pittsburgh), "Dante and Social Justice"
Peter S. Hawkins (Yale University), "'Nel mezzo del cammin': Finding a 'Spiritual' Dante in American Religious Culture"