Dante and the Discourse of Race in 20th Century America

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Thursday, 03/12/2020 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011-8604. A lecture by Dennis Looney. In this presentation Dr. Looney examines how the reception of Dante Alighieri--his biography and the Divine Comedy--contributes to the productive literary entanglement of several key figures of American literary life in the middle of the 20th century.

Since 2014, Dennis Looney has served as director of the Office of Programs and director of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages at the Modern Language Association of America. From 1986 to 2013, he taught Italian at the University of Pittsburgh, with secondary appointments in classics and philosophy. He was chair of the Department of French and Italian for eleven years and assistant dean of the humanities for three years at Pitt. 

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