University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

2014 Dante: Then and Now, High and Low


Join us January 30-31, 2014, for talks on contemporary cultural adaptations of Dante and his influence on the arts and other cultures.

Location: Harrison Small Auditorium, in the basement of the Special Collections Library.


Thursday, January 30

4 pm: "From Dante to Dan Brown"

Panelists: Mark Parker, English, James Madison University; Deborah Parker, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, UVA

5-6 pm: Film Screening

6-7 pm: Reception


Friday, January 31

10-11 am: "New Media, New Audiences"

Panelists: Duane Osheim, History, UVA; Sarah Annuziato, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, UVA; Peter Hufnagel, Dean of Faculty, Miller School

11:15-11:30 am: Coffee Break

11:30-12:45 pm: "Textuality and History"

Panelists: Bill Wilson, Religious Studies, UVA; Ahmed H. al-Rahim, Religious Studies, UVA; Paul Barolsky, Art, UVA

12:45-2 pm: Lunch Break

2-3:15 pm: "New Media, New Audiences"

Panelists: Paul Cantor, English, UVA; Bernadette Luciano, European Studies, University of Auckland; Adrienne Ward, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

3:15-3:30 pm: Coffee Break