Days of Dante 2021

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 16:11

The year 2021 marks the 7th centenary of the death of Dante Alighieri. This poet's vast oevre is so deeply inscribed in Western collective memory and beyond that the task of contemporary criticism, when faced with the Dantean tradition, is to transform into hermeneutic intelligence the intuition, as apparent as it is challenging, that claims Dante as a classic of humanity, an author of each and every one of us.

Days of Dante 2021 will be a gathering of scholars, lovers of literature and the general public around the Florentine poet, through a series of diverse initiatives, including the exhibition Dante’s Visions: Botticelli’s Inferno, presenting a selection of manuscripts and rare editions of the Divine Comedy, and an international colloquium, Dante: A Poet for Our Time, in which internationally-renowned specialists will discuss the poet’s present relevance in different areas.

You can find the full programme here: