Voices on Dante's Purgatorio 2022-23

Dante And Virgil Holkham Hall

A New Critical Reading of the Second Canticle (September 2022 – September 2023)

Organized by: Prof. Dr. Zygmunt G. Barański (University of Notre Dame) and Prof. Dr. Maria Antonietta Terzoli (Universität Basel)

Following on from the complete critical reading of the Inferno that took place between March 2019 and March 2021 under the auspices of the Istituto di Italianistica dell’Università di Basilea and The William & Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies at the University of Notre Dame, the aim now is to organize a critical reading of the Purgatorio along the same lines. This will be divided into five meetings, each of two and a half days, that will take place remotely in line with three of the five meetings dedicated to the Inferno.

As occurred with the Inferno, the aim of the meetings is to assess and discuss the individual cantos. The discussions will bring together the speakers, as well as colleagues and undergraduate and postgraduate students. On the first evening of each meeting, there will be a public lecture dedicated to the following topics connected to the Purgatorio.

The lecturae and an edited version of the discussions will be published by Carocci of Rome.

Click here to download the poster of the series.

Click here to download the poster of the second event (14-16 Dec. 2022).

  • Canti I-VII - Voices 1
    Plenary lecture: Struttura e modelli del Purgatorio
    University of Basel, 21-23 September 2022
  • Canti VIII-XIV - Voices 2
    Plenary lecture: Lingua e stile delPurgatorio’
    University of Basel, 14-16 December 2022
  • Canti XV-XXI - Voices 3
    Plenary lecture: Amore in Purgatorio
    University of Basel,  8-10 March 2023
  • Canti XXII-XXVII - Voices 4
    Plenary lecture: Il ‘Purgatorio’ e la tradizione pastorale
    University of Basel, 10-12 May 2023
  • Canti XXVIII-XXXIII - Voices 5
    Plenary lecture: Biografia e trasmissione testuale del ‘Purgatorio’
    University of Basel,  20-22 September 2023

SPEAKERS

  • Gabriella Albanese (Università di Pisa)
  • Laura Banella  (University of Notre Dame)
  • Zygmunt G. Barański (University of Notre Dame)
  • Muriel Maria Stella Barbero (Universität Basel)
  • Francesco Bausi (Università di Firenze)
  • Theodore Cachey (University of Notre Dame)
  • Enrico Fenzi (Università di Genova)
  • Giorgio Inglese (Università di Roma La Sapienza)
  • Thomas Klinkert (Universität Zürich)
  • Giuseppe Ledda (Università di Bologna)
  • Elena Lombardi (University of Oxford)
  • Maria Maślanka-Soro (Università Jagellonica di Cracovia)
  • Martin McLaughlin (University of Oxford)
  • Sebastiana Nobili (Università di Bologna)
  • Lino Pertile (Harvard University, Villa I Tatti)
  • Federica Pich (Università di Trento)
  • Mirko Tavoni (Università di Pisa)
  • Maria Antonietta Terzoli (Universität Basel)
  • Gaia Tomazzoli (Università di Roma La Sapienza)
  • Paola Ureni (City University of New York)
  • Vincenzo Vitale (Universität Basel)