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13:00 8 January - 14:30 5 March 2013

From Devilry To Divinity: Readings in the Divina Commedia


Lecture Room | Warburg Institute (link Map)
Woburn Square | London | WC1H 0AB |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: The seminars are free of charge to Warburg and UCL staff and students - all others £80 / £50 (concessions)
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor John Took, Professor of Dante Studies, UCL Italian Department
Dr Alessandro Scafi, Lecturer in Medieval and Renaissance Cultural History, The Warburg Institute
Dr Tabitha Tuckett, Rare-Books Librarian, UCL Library Special Collections

A series of different canto from Dante’s Divine Comedy confronting the moral challenges of life, love, death and after-life, performed in English and Italian, discussed by Dante experts and illustrated by editions from UCL’s outstanding Dante Collection.

8 Jan - Purgatorio, Canto X.1-45. Canto XI.1-117. The First Cornice: the proud. The Lord’s Prayer; Omberto Aldobrandeschi; Oderisi da Gubbio. 15 Jan - Purgatorio, Canto XXX. Appearance of Beatrice on the chariot of the Church. 22 Jan - Purgatorio, Canto XXXIII. Beatrice prophesies the advent of a champion sent from God to deliver Church and Empire. The final ritual of Dante’s spiritual cleansing. 29 Jan - Paradiso, Canto I. Ascent to the heaven of fire. 5 Feb - Paradiso, Canto III. Heaven of the moon. Piccarda Donati. 19 Feb - Paradiso, Canto XI.Thomas Aquinas. Francis of Assisi. 26 Feb - Paradiso, Canto XVII. Heaven of Mars. Cacciaguida. 5 March - Paradiso, Canto XXXIII. The Empyrean. The vision of the Trinity.


Tabitha Tuckett
020 7679 2827 | spec.coll@ucl.ac.uk


Further Information
UCL Library Special Collections