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IN PERSON. Dante's Hell: Journey through Darkness and Ice

  • 08 Oct 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • ATTEND IN PERSON at ICC's NEW LOCATION: Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Ave N., suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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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. 

All in-person participants will enter a
raffle to win a copy of Inferno, The Divine Comedy (Italian text with translation and comment by John D. Sinclair). 

Dante's Hell: Journey through Darkness and Ice
Friday, October 8th, 6:00-7:00 PM
IN PERSON and ONLINE (In English)

Join Susan NoakesProfessor and Chair, Department of French and Italian, University of Minnesota, to discuss why Dante choose a journey metaphor to ground his epic memoir?  We will examine low and high points on his trip from Florence through Hell to lay the ground for finding answers to this biographical and literary question.

To attend IN PERSON, c
lick on the Register button in the upper left blue box.


Dante's Purgatory: Testing a New Idea 
Thursday, October 21th, 6:00-7:00 PM
Click here to attend IN PERSON
Click here to attend ONLINE

Dante's Paradise: How to Prepare to Dwell in the Presence of God
Thursday, November 4th, 6:00-7:00 PM
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Click here to attend ONLINE

Susan Noakes
has been a Professor at the University of Minnesota for almost 30 years, teaching both Italian and French medieval literature, and other subjects as needed.  Since 1968, she has regularly published articles and book chapters on Dante and other major figures of the Trecento, with an emphasis on the relation between literature and political and economic history.  She currently serves as Chair of the Department of French and Italian at the "U" and co-editor for Cambridge University Press of a series of 40 short studies ("Elements") on the Global Middle Ages.

Graphics by Zoe Cinel.


This event will be held in-person and online (max. 12 attendees in person and 10 online) at our new location: Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Ave N., suite 625, Minneapolis, MN 55401.

For online participants, we will do our best to organize a smooth conversation between in-person and online attendees. 

COVID-19 Policy: all in-person participants will be required to provide, upon entry to the event, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event and wear a mask. Thank you for your collaboration. Please contact for any questions or concerns.

250 Third Ave. N, Suite 625
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 295-4111

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