Dublin Dante Summer School (DDSS)

First Year: 18-21 June 2019

Dante’s Inferno: The Medieval Text and Its Afterlife.

We are delighted to announce the launch of the first Dublin Dante Summer School (DDSS) which will run for three years, June 2019-June 2020-June 2021. 2021 will then mark the anniversary of Dante’s death with a special edition of our School. The project has received collaboration and financial support from Dublin Unesco City of Literature, the Italian Institute of Culture and the Italian Embassy in Dublin, The National University of Ireland, TCD Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, TCD School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, UCD College of Arts and Humanities, The UCD Foundation for Italian Studies.

The launch of the first Irish Dante Summer School based in Dublin is meant to attract national and international attention to the Italian language, literature and culture through the study and teaching of Dante’s Divine Comedy, one of the poetic masterworks of Western culture.

The Summer School will consist of 4 days with morning lectures and afternoon workshops held by internationally renowned scholars in the field of Dante studies and IIC, TCD, UCD members of staff. Students and scholars from Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US will participate, too. The theme of this year is Dante’s Inferno: The Medieval Text and its Afterlife.

Programme (Download the brochure HERE)

June 18

13:00-14:00 (Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2)
Registration and Opening

14:00-15:00 (Trinity College Library, Henry Jones Room)
The Early Printed Editions of the Divine Comedy and other works. Exhibition in collaboration with Trinity College Library and Trinity College Research Theme Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures. Introduction by Igor Candido and Corinna Salvadori Lonergan

15: 30-17:30 (Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, 36 Fenian Street, Dublin 2)
Translating Dante into English. Keynote address: Prof. Robin Kirkpatrick (University of Cambridge). Roundtable participants: Prof. Michael Cronin (Trinity College Dublin), Prof. Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin (Trinity College Dublin), Prof. Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (Trinity College Dublin) (Confirmed speakers)

18:30-20-00 (Italian Institute of Culture)
Welcome reception (reserved for registered participants)

June 19

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

11:00-13:00
Morning Lecture: Prof. Franziska Meier (Universität Göttingen)

13:00-14:30
Lunch hosted by the Italian Institute of Culture

15:00-17:00
Afternoon Workshop led by Prof. Franziska Meier

18:30-20:00
Vittorio Sermonti’s Reading of Inferno XXVI – Open event with Paolo Di Paolo

June 20

National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

11:00-13:00
Morning Lecture: Prof. Marco Veglia (Università di Bologna)

13:00-14:30
Lunch hosted by The National University of Ireland

15:00-17:00
Afternoon Workshop led by Prof. Marco Veglia.

18:30-20:00 (Italian Institute of Culture)
Money, Greed, and (Dante’s) Hell – Open event with Catherine Dunne and Paolo Di Paolo

June 21

Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2

11:00-13:00
Morning Lecture: Prof. Lino Pertile (Harvard University) Confirmed

13:00-14:30
Lunch hosted by Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

15:00-17:00
Afternoon Workshop led by Prof. Lino Pertile

18:30-20:00 (National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2)
An Opera on Dante’s life – open event with Patrick Cassidy


Registration fees:
before 31.5.2019: 50 €
after 31.5.2019: 75 €


Scholarships:
A number of scholarships will be available to cover registration fee, travel and accommodation expenses to attend the Dublin Dante Summer School.

The National University of Ireland (NUI) will offer a limited number of scholarships to current students or graduates of NUI constituent universities (that is, UCD, UCC, NUI Galway and Maynooth University).

UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, UCD College of Arts and Humanities, and TCD School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies will offer a limited number of scholarships to students coming from other universities and countries.

Scholarships will be assigned on a competitive basis. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please submit coverletter and CV no later than April 30, 2019 to: dublindanteschool@gmail.com.


Organizers:
Igor Candido (TCD), Francesco Lucioli (UCD), Renata Sperandio (IIC)

Dante School Officers:
Giulia Bonaldi (TCD), Gianluca Caccialupi (TCD)

For information: dublindanteschool@gmail.com