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Dantean Dialogues: Engaging with the Legacy of Amilcare Iannucci

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 30 marzo 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm   Istituto Italiano di Cultura – 496 Huron St., Toronto   Free admission On the occasion of the launch of Dantean Dialogues: Engaging with the Legacy of Amilcare Iannucci. Edited by Maggie Kilgour and Elena Lombardi (Toronto Italian Studies. University of Toronto Press, 2013), the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies, Centre for Comparative Literature and University of Toronto Press organize a tribute in memory of Prof. Amilcare Iannucci and of Dr. Ron Schoeffel, with the participation of Massimo Ciavolella (UCLA) and Maggie Kilgour (McGill University). Dantean Dialogues is a collection of essays by some of the most outstanding Dante scholars. These essays enter into conversation with the main themes of the scholarship of Amilcare Iannucci (d. 2007), one of the leading researchers on Dante of his generation and arguably Canada’s finest scholar of the Italian poet.  The essays focus on the major themes of Iannucci’s work, including the development of Dante’s early poetry, Dante’s relation to classical and biblical sources, and Dante’s reception. The contributors cover crucial aspects of Dante’s work, from the authority of the New Life to the novelty of his early poetry, to key episodes in the Comedy, to the poem’s afterlife. Together, the essays show how Iannucci’s reading of central cruxes in Dante’s texts continues to inspire Dante studies – a testament to his continuing influence and profound intellectual legacy.

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