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DANTE 700 | List of Events 2021

Date:

01/01/2021


DANTE 700 | List of Events 2021

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With a year-long calendar of events, Italy marks the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s passing.

Dante, known as the father of the Italian language, was born in Florence in 1265 and died in Ravenna in 1321.

His epic poem, The Divine Comedy, is considered an iconic masterpiece of medieval literature that has inspired poets and writers worldwide through the centuries.

Below, you will find a preview of events that will be held throughout the year honouring Dante, through expert conversations, cinema, music, art and performance.

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March 25, 2021 - June 30, 2021

DANTEDÌ
Multilingual Reading Series

Toronto Salutes Dante

Dante's Inferno as you've never heard it.

Dante, known as the father of the Italian language, was born in Florence in 1265 and died in Ravenna in 1321.

His epic poem, The Divine Comedy, is considered an iconic masterpiece of medieval literature that has inspired poets and writers worldwide through the centuries.

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto kicks off its collaboration with the network of fellow Institutes in the USA with “Toronto Salutes Dante”, as part of the DANTE 700 series of events marking the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s passing.

Presented in collaboration with the University of Toronto Department of Italian Studies and the E. Goggio Chair in Italian Studies, Toronto Salutes Dante features more than thirty Canada-based guests who read Dante’s Inferno in various languages, several for the first time. In addition to ten different Italian dialects, there are represented American Sign Language, Anishinaabemowin, Arabic, Bulgarian, English, Farsi, French, German, Latin, Mandarin, Portuguese, Québécois, Russian, Sanskrit, Slovak, Spanish, Stoney Nakoda, Swedish, Thai, and Ukrainian. In 15-minute clips, well-known personalities of the Canadian public and cultural life, professors, and students at the University of Toronto, and members of the Italo-Canadian community share their voices and fresh memories of the most important Italian author in world literature.

Listen to Dante’s Inferno as you have never heard before it on the YouTube channel of the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto Youtube channel from March 25th to June 2021.

From an original idea of Elisa Brilli, George Ferzoco, and Nicholas Terpstra. Sponsored by the Department of Italian Studies, the Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies at the University of Toronto, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Toronto, and Villa Charities.

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Sponsored by the University of Toronto Department of Italian Studies and E. Goggio Chair in Italian Studies, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto and presented in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC.

 

Wednesday, April 21 | 4:00PM EDT

Webinar

Biography and Self-telling in Dante

Elisa Brilli
Associate Professor
Department of Italian Studies | Centre for Medieval Studies
University of Toronto

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Writing a biography of Dante is a challenge many have faced. While the archives are mostly silent, his work contains many personal passages that can be easily mistaken for an autobiography. Traditional approaches evaluate these various fragments, exclude those considered less reliable, combine the remaining in a “likely” series of events. The book "Vite nuove. Biografia e autobiografia di Dante", co-written by Elisa Brilli and Giuliano Milani, attempts a different approach. In this talk, Prof. Elisa Brilli will illustrate such endeavour, its specificities, some of their main findings, and explore the question not of how to use Dante’s statements to reconstruct his life but of how much biographical research on Dante and, more in general, our vision of literary authors, owes to his self-telling.

Presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, & Washington D.C.

 

Wednesday, April 21

Botticelli: Drawings for the Divine Comedy

Dagmar Korbacher
Berlin State Museums | Kupferstichkabinett

Furio Rinaldi
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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Presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura San Francisco in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and Washington DC.

 

Tuesday, May 4

Beatrice between the Divina Commedia and Vita nova

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Presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Washington DC in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Toronto.  

 

Wednesday, May 12

Dante Out of the Book: From Afro-American Writers to Theater in US Jails

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Presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Washington DC in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Toronto.

 

 

 

 

 

Information

Date: Da Friday, January 01, 2021 a Friday, December 31, 2021

Organized by : Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation | Istituto Italiano di Cultura Canada & USA

Entrance : Free


Location:

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