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available online > Dante’s Others: A Presentation by Teodolinda Barolini

Date:

02/03/2021


available online > Dante’s Others: A Presentation by Teodolinda Barolini

This year, Italy marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, the master poet known as the Father of the Italian language. On February 3rd we presented “Dante’s Others”, our first commemorative event on Dante, a special presentation by Prof. Teodolinda Barolini.

In this webinar, Prof. Barolini unveiled Dante's views of “others” in the Divina Commedia and pondered on sexuality issues – his views on women and homosexuality, as well as his attitude towards non-Christians.

Teodolinda Barolini is Lorenzo Da Ponte Professor of Italian at Columbia University. She is a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and the Accademia Olimpica, as well as Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Medieval Academy of America. She served as the fifteenth President of the Dante Society of America.

 

PRESENTATION RECORDING (via YouTube)

(Originally streamed on February 3, 2021)

 

This program was presented by the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institutes of Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, San Francisco and Toronto.

 


 

TEODOLINDA BAROLINI

teolinda barolini

Teodolinda Barolini is Lorenzo Da Ponte Professor of Italian, Columbia University. She is a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and the Accademia Olimpica, as well as Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Medieval Academy of America. She was the fifteenth President of the Dante Society of America.

Barolini is the author of Dante’s Poets (1984; Italian trans. 1993), The Undivine Comedy: Detheologizing Dante (1992; Italian trans. 2003), Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture (2006; Italian trans. 2012), and the editor/commentator of Dante Alighieri, Rime giovanili e della ‘Vita Nuova’ (2009), which appeared in English as Dante’s Lyric Poetry: Poems of Youth and of the ‘Vita Nuova’ (2014). Editor-in-Chief of Columbia’s Digital Dante website, Barolini has written the first on-line commentary to the on-hundred canti of the Commedia, the Commento Baroliniano.

 

Information

Date: Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Organized by : Embassy of Italy, IIC Washington

In collaboration with : IIC North America

Entrance : Free


Location:

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