Dante: Poet of the 21st Century

A lecture to honor the 750th anniversary of Dante's Birth (1265) with Dr. Alessandro CARRERA, Dr. Dominic A. Aquila and Dr. Francesca D. BEHR

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center in collaboration with the University of St. Thomas Office of Academic Affairs, the University of Houston, the Italian Cultural and Community Center

More than seven centuries after he was born, Dante is still speaking to us. His world was completely different from ours, yet his poetry of salvation, and his message of salvation through poetry, has never ceased to haunt modernity and postmodernity alike. Why are we still fascinated by Dante? What's Dante's message to us, and to the future?

The event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Refreshments will be provided after the event by the Italian Cultural and Community Center.

About this Event

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Location: University of St. Thomas - Jones Hall
3901 Yoakum Blvd. Houston, TX 77006

About the Speakers

Alessandro Carrera, PhD
Director of Italian Studies and Graduate Director of World Cultures & Literatures, University of Houston
Dr. Dominic A. Aquila
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of St. Thomas
Francesca D. Behr, PhD
Associate Professor of Classics and Italian Studies, University of Houston


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Dante: Poet of the 21st Century - Part 1
Dante: Poet of the 21st Century - Part 2

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