In 2015, the 750th anniversary of Dante's birth, Italian Studies at Notre Dame will host a celebration of the poet's so-called "minor works" with a lecture series and a publication.
Co-sponsored by the William & Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies and Italian Studies at Notre Dame, the series will take place on eight Thursdays throughout 2015, beginning in January and ending in November.
Twelve prominent scholars from the US, Italy and the UK have been invited to deliver lectures in the series. Each lecture will address 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. In conjunction with the lecture series, Notre Dame University Press will publish a "companion to Dante's other works."
29 January 2015
Fiore & Detto d'amore: Alison Cornish (Michigan)
Vita nova: Zyg Baranski (Cambridge-Notre Dame)
26 March 2015
Epistles: Claire Honess (Leeds)
9 April 2015
Rime: Manuele Gragnolati (Oxford)
16 April 2015
Convivio: Simon Gilson (Warwick)
De vulgari eloquentia: Steven Botterill (Berkeley)
3 September 2015
Monarchia: Paola Nasti (Reading)
17 September 2015
Theology and the other works: Vittorio Montemaggi (Notre Dame)
Philosophy and the other works: Luca Bianchi (Piemonte Orientale)
8 October 2015
Questio de aqua et terra: Theodore J. Cachey, Jr. (Notre Dame)
Authenticity and the other works: Albert R. Ascoli (Berkeley)
12 November 2015
Eclogues: Jonathan Combs-Schilling (Ohio State)
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