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The World of Dante: After Chandler and Molinaro

The World of Dante: After Chandler and Molinaro
100 St. Joseph Street, Carr Hall room 404
Time: Sep 11th, 4:00 pm End: Sep 11th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), Language Studies (UTM), Italian Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Book History/Print Culture, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Goggio Chair in Italian Studies lecture by Massimo Verdicchio, University of Alberta

Prof. Salvatore Bancheri, Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies, University of Toronto
cordially invites you to a public lecture by

Prof. Massimo Verdicchio, University of Alberta

The World of Dante: after Chandler and Molinaro

My paper takes its point of departure from the The World of Dante, edited by S. Bernard Chandler and J.A. Molinaro (1966), whose theme is the language and thought of Dante's poetic world.  I will discuss these two key issues with reference to the papers by Cambon, Freccero, Mahoney, Mazzeo, Sarolli and Von Richthofen that make up the content of the work.  My objective is to trace the extent to which we have come since the Chandler and Molinaro book, if at all, to understanding Dante's language and thought.

Massimo Verdicchio is professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He has written many essay and two books on Dante (Reading Dante Reading and The Poetics of Dante's Paradiso) on the allegory and irony in Dante's Commedia. He has written a book on Benedetto Croce on his aesthetics and literary criticism, Naming Things: Aesthetics, Philosophy and History in Benedetto Croce, and he is completing a Croce Reader, an anthology of essays by Croce for the University of Toronto Press. Professor Verdicchio is also the translator of works by Massimo Cacciari and Mario Perniola.

A reception to follow.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Please RSVP at italian.studies@utoronto.ca.

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