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Dante: Should we read him? How and at what risk?

June 22 @ 10:30 am 1:30 pm

Come join the University of St. Michaelʼs College for an enlightening lecture on Dante Alighieri’s immortal work, The Divine Comedy.

CE | Dante: Should we read him? How and at what risk?

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    • Speaker: Professor Giulio Silano
    • Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
    • Time: 10:30 am-1:30 pm
    • Location: Father Madden Hall, Carr Hall, 100 St. Joseph St.
  • Come join the University of St. Michaelʼs College for an enlightening lecture on Dante Alighieri’s immortal work, “The Divine Comedy”. The event will include lunch and a tour of the Dante Sculpture Garden by artist Timothy Schmalz, and an opportunity to view the Di Giovanni Dante Collection in the Kelly Library.

    The lecture, led by esteemed Dante scholar Professor Giulio Silano, promises to unravel the layers of symbolism, allegory, and theological themes woven throughout “The Divine Comedy”. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a newcomer to Dante’s world, this event offers an enriching opportunity to deepen your understanding of one of literature’s greatest treasures as well as a chance to visit the sculpture garden which consists of 100 panels, reflecting the 100 cantos of the poem, as well as a sculpture of Dante at work.

    Following the lecture and sculpture garden tour, you are invited to stay for lunch and informal discussion with Professor Silano and other guests. There will also be books from the “Dante Collection” from the Kelly Library available for viewing.

    Please register by Wednesday, June 12, 2024, as spaces are limited.

    • Lecture 10:30am
    • Sculpture Garden Tour 11:30am
    • Visit to Kelly Library to View DiGiovanni Dante Collection 12:00pm
    • Lunch and informal discussions 1:00 pm
    • Cost: $84.75/per person ($75 plus 13% HST)


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