Dante’s Other Works 2015: A Celebration of the 750th Anniversary of Dante’s Birth

In 2015, the 750th anniversary of Dante’s birth, and the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies, the Devers Program and Italian Studies at Notre Dame hosted a celebration of the poet’s so-called “minor works” with a lecture series.

The series took place on eight Thursdays throughout 2015, beginning in January and ending in November. Twelve scholars from the US, Italy, and the UK were invited to deliver lectures in the series. Each lecture addressed one of the “other works” by presenting the principal interpretive trends and issues relating to the text and focusing on some of its aspects of particular interest.

29 January 2015
Vita nova: Zygmunt G. Barański (Notre Dame)

26 March 2015 at 4:30pm
Epistles: Claire Honess (Leeds)

9 April 2015 at 4:30pm
Rime: Manuele Gragnolati (Oxford)

16 April 2015 at 4:00pm
Convivio: Simon Gilson (Warwick)
De vulgari eloquentia: Steven Botterill (Berkeley)

10 September 2015 at 4:30pm
Monarchia: Paola Nasti (Reading)

17 September 2015 at 4:30pm
Theology and the other works: Vittorio Montemaggi (Notre Dame)
Philosophy and the other works: Luca Bianchi (Piemonte Orientale)

8 October 2015 at 4:30pm
Questio de aqua et terra: Theodore J. Cachey, Jr. (Notre Dame)
Authenticity and the other works: Albert R. Ascoli (Berkeley)

12 November 2015 at 4:30pm
Eclogues: Jonathan Combs-Schilling (Ohio State)
Fiore and Detto d’Amore: Christopher Kleinhenz (Wisconsin-Madison)