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DANTE 700: La Divina Commedia

  • 29 Apr 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Online Event


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DANTE 700 is a series of online events, presented by The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul, celebrating Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) on the 700th anniversary of his death. 

Everyone is encouraged to register for all the three events. However, each event will be independent
and will be accessible even without attending the others.


Online Events - Registration required
Free or with suggested donation to support our programming

La Divina Commedia
Thursday, April 29th, 6:00-7:00 PM

The second appointment of DANTE 700 will focus on Dante Alighieri's La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy), one of the greatest works of world literature begun c. 1308 and completed in 1320. Pieranna Garavaso, Professor Emerita of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, will discuss its structure, rhyme, philosophical and theological underpinnings, the use of similes and allegories, the political revenges and the monsters. 

To register, click on the Register button in the upper left blue box.


An Introduction to Dante Alighieri
Thursday, March 25th, 6:00-7:00 PM. Read more and register

La Divina Commedia, Book Club
Thursday, May 27th, 6:00-7:00 PM. Read more and register

Pieranna Garavaso is native Italian and came to the US to earn a PhD in Philosophy (at the U of Nebraska Lincoln). She taught Philosophy at the University of Minnesota Morris for 34 years. She was awarded the UMN Morris Alumni Association Teaching Award (2003), the Horace T. Morse Alumni Association Undergraduate Teaching Award (2004) and the UMN Morris Faculty Research Award (2017). Her areas of research include History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Mathematics, and Feminist Philosophies.  She has published articles in Italian and English and authored, co-authored or edited several books; the last collection she has edited is the Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism (2018).  As Emerita/retired she plans to devote more time to reading and discussing Italian literature.

Graphics by Zoe Cinel.

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