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International Seminar: Critical Approaches to Dante



International Seminar: Critical Approaches to Dante

ISCAD 3: The third edition of the International Seminar on Critical Approaches to Dante will explore the key-categories of Authorship and Readership and their applications in the field of Dante Studies. This edition will host two keynote lectures given by Prof. Albert Russel Ascoli (Berkeley, University of California) and Prof. Johannes Bartuschat (University of Zurich, and Goggio Visiting Professor at University of Toronto in 2018), as well as two round tables with the participation of several scholars from Naples, Ohio, Vanderbilt and Toronto.

Interdisciplinary by nature, ISCAD provides a space of discussion and elaboration among scholars coming from Dante Studies as well as from different traditions of studies, by crossing a variety of methodological approaches: history of key-categories in Dante studies and related fields of study; case-studies to investigate the application of these categories to single episodes of Dante’s work; discussion of the uses and abuses of these categories in Dante Studies and beyond.

Since 2015, ISCAD has been organized by the Department of Italian Studies (U of T) thanks to the generous support of SSHRC, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto, the E. Goggio Chair in Italian Studies (U of T), the Center for Comparative Literature (U of T), the Center for Medieval Studies (U of T), the Department of Language Studies (UTM), the Faculty of Arts and Science (U of T), the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies, and the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto. Since 2016-2017 ISCAD has obtained the scientific endorsement of the Dante Society of America.

3rd ISCAD Organizing Committee: E. Brilli (Toronto), L. Fiorentini (Toronto), J. Steinberg (Chicago), W. Robins (Toronto).

University of Toronto

March 28th, 2018 - 9AM

Fr. Madden Hall

100 St. Joseph Street

Open to the Public. Free admission.

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Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Time: At 9:00 am

Organized by : Presented by Department of Italian Studies - University of Toronto, ISCAD

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Fr. Madden Hall, St. Mike’s College, 100 St. Joseph Street Toronto