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Online Lecture: Dante Without Footnotes — Why “The Divine Comedy” Matters Today

Join us at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, June 10 for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about Dante's Divine Comedy and discover ways in which it can still influence our lives today.
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Online Lecture: Dante Without Footnotes — Why “The Divine Comedy” Matters Today

Join us at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, June 10 for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about Dante's Divine Comedy and discover ways in which it can still influence our lives today.
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What makes Dante’s Divine Comedy so essential to our lives today, even though it was written seven centuries ago? What can Dante’s “dark wood,” the space of crisis Dante describes in Inferno, teach us about our own pandemic world? In this presentation, Professor Luzzi will explore the fascinating realm of Dante’s epic poem in all its cultural and historical richness, as he considers Dante’s relation to his beloved hometown of Florence, his lacerating experience of exile, and his lifelong devotion to his muse Beatrice, among many other issues. Above all, Professor Luzzi will show how and why readers throughout the world can access Dante “without footnotes” and discover the ways his timeless wisdom and insights can enhance our everyday lives.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event.
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Joseph Luzzi
Joseph Luzzi is Professor of Comparative Literature and a faculty member in Italian Studies at Bard College. He is the author of “My Two Italies,” a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, and “In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love” that was translated into multiple languages. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, TLS, The London Times, and Chronicle of Higher Education. He was named “Cittadino Onorario” by Acri, Calabria, his Italian parents’ birthplace.

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Joseph Luzzi is Professor of Comparative Literature and a faculty member in Italian Studies at Bard College. He is the author of “My Two Italies,” a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, and “In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love” that was translated into multiple languages. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, TLS, The London Times, and Chronicle of Higher Education. He was named “Cittadino Onorario” by Acri, Calabria, his Italian parents’ birthplace.





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