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Cinema, History & Politics, Literature

Dante’s ‘Inferno’: Multiple Approaches

A Graduate Conference and Film Screening

Date
March 29, 2023
Time
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Overview

NYU Department of Italian Studies
NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

present

Dante’s Inferno: Multiple Approaches
A Graduate Conference and Film Screening

6:00pm Panel 1
Moderator: Filippo Fabbricatore (CUNY)

Stefano Scandella (NYU)
«La divina missione prescritta al poeta di riformare la religione»: Dante as Christian legislator in Foscolo’s Discorso sul testo della Commedia.

José Alegria (Stonybrook University)
Possible sources for Dante’s Lucifer in Canto XXXIV

Megan Loreto (NYU)
Dante & Ovid: Forests of the Divine

Katherine Madsen (NYU)
Watery Contrapasso in Dante’s Inferno

7:00-7:15pm Break

7:15pm Panel 2
Moderator: Stefano Scandella (NYU)  

Fabio Caredda (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris)
The conception of desire in Inf. Canto III-V-XII as a predisposition of the conditioning of modern man described in the Sensitive Theory of Modernity by Kracauer, Simmel and W.Benjamin

Dax Johnson (NYU)
Minos in Hell and Hades: Labyrinths of Identification

Julian Rosenfeld (NYU)
Mind in Flight: Analysis of Flight Imagery in Dante’s Inferno

Filippo Fabbricatore (CUNY)
Confini che diventano prigioni. Modelli, funzioni e semantiche dell’idrografia infernale

8:15pm
Screening

L’Inferno
(Italy; 1911; silent; 68 min.)
by Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe De Liguoro

Music by S. Scandella (NYU), S. Simona (Université de Lausanne), M. Ongaro (Université de Fribourg)

In ITALIAN and ENGLISH