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“Dante After Dante” International Symposium: Political Dante

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies, Department of French and Italian, Dance Department, Institute for Research in the Humanities, Center for the Humanities, Medieval Studies Program, Center for Early Modern Studies, Department of Art History, Department of History, Former Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore, Mary Noles, the Anonymous Fund, Cinematheque, Li Chiao-Ping Dance Troupe 


  • Ernesto Livorni, Chair
  • Dennis Looney, Independent Scholar – Dante in the Deep South
  • Raffaele Pinto, University of Barcelona- Nos autem cui mundus est patria (‘De Vulgari’ l vi 3): dal soggetto locale e nazionale al soggetto universale ed umano
  • Guiseppe Gazzola, Stony Brook University- The Ways of the Exiled: G.A. Borgese reading Dante

This lecture is part of the “Dante after Dante” International Symposium. The Department of French and Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is very happy to share with you the program of our International Symposium Dante after Dante, a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and multimedia conference on April 29-30, 2022. Papers will be delivered online, and are free and open to the public. Please register here. Film screenings will be taking place at the UW Cinematheque. Dante performances will be available both on UW-Madison campus and online. For more information, please consult the program.

Beyond paper sessions on Dante in/and filmmaking, economy, visual arts, the conference will focus on Dante and the issue of race the US, as well as on Dante reception in world literature. This event will pair in a unique way these more traditional modes of academic inquiry with dance performances in collaboration with Li Chiao-Ping Dance (with a choreography inspired by Dante’s Inferno), and with a series of film screenings at the UW Cinematheque.


April 30
9:00 am - 11:00 am