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Dante in Contemporary Perspectives
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Sponsored by the Italian Specialization and the Department of Comparative Literature, the Doctoral Students’ Council, the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program, the Medieval Studies Certificate Program, the Romance Languages Department (Hunter College), the World Languages Department (College of Staten Island), the Department of European Languages and Literatures (Queens College), the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (City College of New York), the Department of Italian Studies

10/24/2014
When: 24 October 2014
9:30–6:00
Where: The Graduate Center, CUNY
Segal Theater

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REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST: Room 4202, French Program Lounge

 

 

Session 1: Twentieth-Century Readers of Dante

 

Martin Elsky, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

History Become Memory: the Dante Sexcentenary and World War I in the German Press

 

Maria Liuisa Ardizzone, NYU

Ezra Pound and Maria Corti as Readers of Dante and His Readers: An Attempt to Trace a Pound-Corti Line

 

Paola Ureni, College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, CUNY

Medicine and 20th Century Dante Criticism

 

 

COFFEE BREAK: Room 4202, French Program Lounge

 

 

Session 2: Translating Dante: Words and Images

 

 

Kristina M. Olson, George Mason University

Dante’s Urban American Vernacular: Sandow Birk’s Comedy

 

Julie Van Peteghem, Hunter College, CUNY

Translation, Adaptation, Repetition: Inferno 1 in Words, Images, and Sound

 

Peter S. Hawkins, Yale Divinity School

Sandow Birk’s Dante: The Vernacular and Beyond

 

 

LUNCH BREAK: Room 4202, French Program Lounge

 

 

Session3: Dante high and low

 

Deborah Parker, University of Virginia

Dan Brown’s Dante

 

Mark Parker, James Madison University

Adaptations and Repurposings of Dante in Popular Culture

 

Arielle Saiber, Bowdoin College

The Sightings of Dante Today

 

Discussion/roundtable

Martino Marrazzi, University of Milan and Cosetta Gaudenzi, University of Memphis

 

RECEPTION: Room 4202, French Program Lounge

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