Dante's Divine Comedy Lecture: Dr. Dino S. Cervigni
The Sense and Presence of Violence in Dante’s Divine Comedy
Dr. Dino S. Cervigni
Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
In Dante Alighieri’s incomparable poem, The Divine Comedy, discussions of violence permeate all three canticles. This lecture by the esteemed medievalist scholar, Dino S. Cervigni, will explore this theme, examining the poet’s presentation of violence in reverse direction, first in Paradiso, then in Purgatorio, and finally with the violent sinners of Inferno.
Sponsored by the FYS Burg Program and the Italian Studies Department.
Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm