IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 803: Dante in the 20th Century and Beyond

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Leeds Centre for Dante Studies
Organiser:Federica Pich, School of Languages, Cultures & Societies - Italian, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Federica Pich, School of Languages, Cultures & Societies - Italian, University of Leeds
Paper 803-aBetween Order and Chaos: Lists in Dante and Gadda
(Language: English)
Serena Vandi, School of Languages, Cultures & Societies - Italian, University of Leeds
Serena Vandi, School of Languages, Cultures & Societies - Italian, University of Leeds
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Italian
Paper 803-bPerforming Dante: Pasolini's Identification with and Reuse of the Medieval Poet
(Language: English)
Maddalena Moretti, School of Languages Cultures & Societies, University of Leeds
Maddalena Moretti, School of Languages Cultures & Societies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Italian
Paper 803-cThe Reception of Dante in Global Wikipedias
(Language: English)
Jacob Blakesley, School of Languages, Cultures & Societies - Italian, University of Leeds
Jacob Blakesley, School of Languages, Cultures & Societies - Italian, University of Leeds
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Italian
Abstract

With this session, the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies inaugurates a new direction of its activity, aiming to gather and promote scholarly interest in all aspects of the reception of Dante Alighieri’s works, transnationally and across the centuries. This panel deals with the modern reception of Dante’s works, both within the Italian context and globally speaking. Whether through the intertextual and performative use of Dante’s texts by two of the most celebrated 20th-century Italian writers (Carlo Emilio Gadda and Pier Paolo Pasolini), or through the analysis of the reception of Dante’s works (via Wikipedia) in countries around the world, this session will show the vast, enduring resonance of Dante for both prominent literary figures as well as common users of the Internet.