Dante's Divine Comedy: the journey of a lifetime
Dante's Divine Comedy: the journey of a lifetime2021 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”.
This event retraced Dante’s journey in a feast of words and pictures. Academic staff from the UWA Language Hub told the story of Dante’s journey through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. Famous extracts of the Comedy were read in the ten languages used in UWA academic programmes. This event was hosted by John Kinder, Professor of Italian Studies at The University of Western Australia.