Wednesday April 27, 2011: Dante and African American Culture
7:00 p.m. - Beam Auditorium
Dennis Looney, Professor of Italian at the University of Pittsburgh, will lecture on Dante and African American Culture, drawn from his soon to be published book Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy (University of Notre Dame Press, Devers Series in Dante Studies, forthcoming 2011).
Sponsored by the Departments of Romance Languages, History and Government and Legal Studies, the Africana Studies Program and Lectures and Concerts.
Thursday, February 10, 2011: Poetry, Politics and Philosophy in Dante's Purgatorio
4:30 p.m. - Main Lounge, Moulton Union
Paul Stern, Professor of Politics at Ursinus College, has written extensively on Plato's political philosophy, including two books: Socratic Rationalism and Political Philosophy (SUNY Press, 1993) and Knowledge and Politics in Plato's Theaetetus (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He is currently working on Dante's political philosophy.
Sponsored by the John C. Donovan Lecture Fund and the Department of Romance Languages.