First edition: Dante 2021

This first series of four seminars proposed the presentation of recently published books on Dante within an initiative dedicated to authors and texts of Medieval Italian Philology and Literature and to the most current themes in these disciplines. It aimed to promote a fruitful discussion among scholars of various geographical and academic provenances.

The authors and editors of the books were present at the four meetings that was inspired by the idea of a lively and wide international debate and that was hosted at the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway and streamed in collaboration with the Center for Italian Studies and the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and with Ca' Foscari Venezia University, which, together with the University of Toronto, hosts the research project VERTEXCULT (Vernacular Textual Cultures in Dante's Tuscany: Education and Literary Practices in Context, ca. 1250 - ca. 1321).

The series was organized by Italian Studies affiliates, Dr. Chiara Sbordoni of the University of Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway and Dr. Luca Lombardo, who holds a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the University of Toronto for the VERTEXTCULT project and is a former Devers Postdoctoral Fellow in Dante Studies at the University of Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway.


Fall 2020

November 19



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Dante e la cultura fiorentina. Bono Giamboni, Brunetto Latini e la formazione intellettuale dei laici, edited by Zygmunt G. Barański, Theodore J. Cachey, Jr., and Luca Lombardo (Rome: Salerno editrice, 2019)

December 10

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Stefano Carrai, Il primo libro di Dante. Un'idea della "Vita Nova" (Pisa: Edizioni della Normale, 2020)                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Spring 2021

April 30

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Dante, edited by Roberto Rea and Justin Steinberg (Roma: Carocci, 2020)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

May 10

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Giulio Ferroni, L'Italia di Dante. Viaggio nel paese della Commedia (Roma: La nave di Teseo, 2019)