Dante and the Arts: Textual and Intertextual Perspectives
Friday, February 22, 2013
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Robbins Library, Rush Rhees
This conference addresses musical interpretations, illustrations, and art works inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, along with theoretical and philosophical problems raised within the text. Placing this canonical text in an interdisciplinary, international, and intercultural context, the conference will explore the potential of diverse modes of representation to be works of art in their own right and to produce, at the same time, original insight on the text itself. It will also show how the historical and cultural climate affect interpretation and, conversely, how a cultural product, while providing a reading of a medieval text in a different medium, opens up a window on the epoch in which it was produced: in our case Sixteenth Century Medicean Florence, Nineteenth Century Europe, and contemporary Peru.”
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