Illuminating Dante: An Exhibit on Dante's Divine Comedy and Its Legacy at Mullins Library

Oct 02, 2021 518

"Illuminating Dante," an exhibit celebrating both the seventh centenary of Dante's death (1265-1321) and Italian American Heritage and Culture month in October, is presented by Special Collections and the Italian Program in the World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department at the U of A. Running from Oct. 5-31, the exhibit consists of 22 items organized in two cases and in expository columns on the first floor of Mullins Library.

It features a recently acquired 1520 exemplar of the Divine Comedy, various illustrated editions of Dante's masterpiece in Italian and English, works connected to or inspired by the Divine Comedy with a focus on early modern Italian women writers, and books that explore the reception of Dante's masterpiece across cultural contexts, including the African American community. 

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