Dante's Divine Comedy: the journey of a lifetime

20 October 2021
Alexander Lecture Theatre, UWA Arts Building
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni

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Dante's Divine Comedy: the journey of a lifetime

2021 is the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, author of The Divine Comedy. This poetic masterpiece still speaks to us – across time and space – about good and evil, suffering and redemption, desire and fulfilment. T.S. Eliot said that Dante and Shakespeare divide the work between them, “there is no third”.

In this event we will retrace Dante’s journey in a feast of words and pictures. Academic staff from the UWA Language Hub will tell the story of Dante’s journey through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. Come and hear famous extracts of the Comedy read in the ten languages used in UWA academic programmes. The evening will be in English, and translations of all extracts - in English and in Italian - will be provided. This event will be hosted by John Kinder, Professor of Italian Studies at The University of Western Australia.


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