Dante Lecture | Newberry

Dante Lecture

Dante, Divina commedia, Venice, 1502. Newberry Wing ZP 535 .A354

Dante, Divina commedia, Venice, 1502. Newberry Wing ZP 535 .A354

The Center for Renaissance Studies Dante Lectures have been held each year since 2001, bringing Dante scholars from throughout the United States and Europe to the Newberry to present cutting-edge research.

From 1983 to 1997, multiple lectures were held each year under the title Lectura Dantis Newberrania. Parts of this series resulted in the two-volume book Lectura Dantis Newberryana, edited by Paolo Cherchi and Antonio C. Mastrobuono (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1988).

The Newberry’s Dante Lectures are cosponsored with the Devers Program in Dante Studies, University of Notre Dame, and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago.

Past Dante Lectures

Upcoming Dante Lecture

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Please register by 10 am Monday, April 3, 2017
“What Dante Means to Me” is the title of an essay by T.S. Eliot published in his To Criticize the Critic, originally given as a lecture. 2016 recipient of the prestigious Balzan Prize Boitani has adopted Eliot’s title to indicate that he, too, will reconstruct the story of his own relationship with Dante.