Devers Program in Dante Studies to sponsor lecture series

by Dennis Brown

Justin Steinberg, visiting assistant professor of Romance languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver a lecture titled “Dante’s First Editors: The Memoriali bolognesi and the Politics of Vernacular Transcription” at 4:45 p.m. September 20 (Thursday) in the Department of Special Collections, Room 102 Hesburgh Library, at the University of Notre Dame.p. The lecture is the first of three this semester in a series titled “The Languages of Italy” sponsored by Notre Dame’s Devers Program in Dante Studies.p. Hermann Haller, Devers Visiting Professor in Dante and Italian Studies at Notre Dame, will deliver a talk titled “Italy’s Other Voices: The Literary Tradition of Dialect” at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 (Tuesday) in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. The talk will be part of a weeklong seminar to be presented by Haller.p. Sherry Roush, assistant professor of Italian at Pennsylvania State University, will lecture at 4:45 p.m. Nov. 29 (Thursday) in Room 102 of the Hesburgh Library on “Dante’s Ghost and the Language of Florentine Politics at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century.”p. The lectures are free and open to the public, and each will be followed by a reception.p. The Devers Program in Dante Studies was established in 1995 with a $1-million endowment gift from William and Katherine Devers. In addition to sponsoring an annual lecture series, the Devers program funds rare book acquisitions in the University’s historic Dante collection and supports print and electronic publication of scholarly research in the field of Italian Studies.

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