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18:00 - 19:30 30 January 2017
On The Peak Of Darkness: From The Abyss To The Light
Lecture Room |
The Warburg Institute
Woburn Square | London | WC1H 0AB | United Kingdom
Dr Alessandro Scafi, Warburg Institute
Professor John Took, UCL Italian
Dr Tabitha Tuckett, UCL Library Special Collections
A series of weekly public readings, in English and Italian, of Dante's 'Divina Commedia' on Monday evenings: 30 January, 6, 13, 27 February, 6, 13, 20, 27 March.
This series aims to introduce the beauty, complexity and continuing significance of Dante’s ‘Divina Commedia’ through readings of the text, in the original and in translation, and through commentary on the text. The readings are accompanied by a rich visual display of medieval illuminations whilst the commentary explores and invites discussion of some of the leading ideas of the poem. The public readings take place weekly in the spring and summer terms at the Warburg Institute, in partnership with University College London and the Italian Cultural Institute in London, and are presented by Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute) and John Took (UCL Italian), and occasionally by Tabitha Tuckett (UCL Library Special Collections). Attendance is free of charge and pre-registration is not required.
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