Dante Events This Fall (and videos)

Join the Department of French & Italian for 3 virtual events this fall dedicated to exploring the medieval poet Dante Alighieri in a contemporary context in celebration of 700 years since Dante's death (1321). The first will take place on 10/19/20 at 5pm EST: The System of Dante's Hell: Echoes of Dante in 20th Century African American Literature

The System of Dante's Hell: Echoes of Dante in 20th Century African American Literature

Thursday, October 29, at 5pm EST

Register for Zoom webinar here: https://dartmouth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cDfniVdhR_6RByBcMV3r8A

 

 

Beyond Borders: Dante's Exile and Italian Itineracy Today

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 5pm EST

Register for the Zoom Webinar here: 

https://dartmouth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cuEXeuISTquBoMG-_ooX5A

The first of three events dedicated to exploring the medieval poet Dante Alighieri in a contemporary context in celebration of 700 years since Dante's death (1321), this roundtable will focus on storytelling and community construction in Italy from the medieval to the modern, connecting Dante's exile to today's Italian migration crisis. 

Join Professor Danielle Callegari (French and Italian) in discussion with:

Akash Kumar is Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian at Indiana University. His research focuses on the process of translation, not just as a technical act of moving from one language into another but as a way of understanding the crossing of boundaries across culture, class, and gender. He is also engaged in Digital Humanities, through his work on the website Digital Dante and through a project on teaching and researching the Global Middle Ages, The Medieval Table. He is currently finishing work on his book, Dante's Elements: Translation and Natural Philosophy from Giacomo da Lentini to the Comedy. 

Pamela Kerpius is the Founder and Italy Correspondent of Migrants of the Mediterranean (MotM). Since 2016 she has been greeting arriving migrants in Lampedusa and in cities across the Italian peninsula for personal interviews in historical documentation of their migration experience, and for a more complete record of the greater migration flow and its humanitarian consequences in the Central Mediterranean. She is also a contributing author to Violating Time: History, Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema (Continuum, 2008) and to the forthcoming book Living With Precariousness(Bloomsbury, 2021).