Tra liti sì lontani – Dante for the Americas
May 5, 2021 – May 13, 2021
To mark the 700th anniversary of the poet’s death, the Dante Society of America and Harvard University are together organizing an international symposium on the reception and influence of Dante and his work from Canada to Chile from May 5-13, 2021. This collaboration commemorates the origins of “The Dante Society” in 19th-century Cambridge, but aims also to display the wider range of Dante’s presence as found in the Harvard collections. Yet our main goal is to highlight the reception of Dante in all parts of the Americas, and among readers of different intersectional identities. Our sessions include a wide range of contributions that consider the poet’s legacy in a variety of different spheres.