To commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death and explore his reception and influence on the literatures and cultures of the American continents, the Dante Society of America is collaborating with Harvard University to present an international symposium, “Tra liti sì lontani … Dante for the Americas,” on 6-8 May 2021.
As we note in the call for papers, the response to COVID-19 is an ongoing process. We will continue to monitor local, national, and international policies in order to guarantee sound conditions for our speakers, colleagues, and students, whether that be through in-person and/or virtual participation. If necessary, we will adopt a hybrid format, making every effort to highlight the historic origins of the Dante Society and Harvard’s magnificent Dante collections while supporting the well-being of our community.
We are very grateful to Carol Chiodo and Ambrogio Camozzi-Pistoja of Harvard University for leading the complex efforts to plan the symposium program and logistics, and to secure local funding support. A website for the symposium has just been launched. It presently includes a Call for Papers (deadline 15 Oct 2020) – in 5 languages! – with programming details to follow:
Please visit and bookmark the website and share it with your colleagues and friends. Please help to spread the word by posting the Call for Papers below to departmental and other mailing lists, or by retweeting the posting on our Dante Society Twitter account (@TheDanteSociety).
Very truly yours,
Professor and Chair of Italian Studies
The Dante Society of America, President