Annual Meeting of the Dante Society of America, 2018 “Come il baccialier”: Questioning and Professing Dante Saturday, May 5, 2018

John Rylands

The Dante Society of America is pleased to invite you to the 2018 annual meeting and day-long symposium on Saturday, May 5th at the John J. Burns Library of Boston College. Topics we will explore are what questions we ask of Dante, what questions are asked of us as teachers of Dante, and how Dante himself teaches us to appreciate, read, and teach his poem. 8:30am – 9:00am

Continental Breakfast

9:00am – 10:00am

136th Annual Meeting of the Dante Society of America

Albert R. Ascoli (University of California, Berkeley), President, Dante Society of America

(open to DSA members only)

10:30am – 11:30am

Keynote Lecture

Teodolinda Barolini (Columbia University), “Dante, Teacher of his Reader”

11:30am – 11:45am

Coffee Break

11:45am – 1:00pm

Panel I: Ideas of Pedagogy Inside and Outside of the Poem

Gary Cestaro (DePaul University), “Professing Dante LGBTQ”

Martin Eisner (Duke University), “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Letter to Can Grande”

Peter Hawkins (Yale University), “Dante and the Art of Losing”

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Buffet Lunch

2:30pm – 4:00pm

Panel II: The Poem as Inspiration for Self-reflection, Inside and Outside the Classroom

Sherry Roush (Pennsylvania State University), “C’indoviamo?: Finding Ourselves with Dante”

Ronald Herzman (SUNY-Geneseo), “Democratizing Dante”

Jessica Levenstein (Horace Mann School, New York City), “‘Al volo mi sentia crescer le penne’: Dante’s Guide to Letting Go”

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Coffee Break

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Response and Wrap-up

Christopher Kleinhenz (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Kristina Olson (George Mason University)

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Closing Reception