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Canto per Canto

Canto Per Canto is a podcast spurred by NYU’s Department of Italian Studies and Casa Italiana, together with the Dante Society of America. This ambitious series highlights the myriad ways the ‘Divine Comedy’ resonates with modern readers.

Inferno 29: On Contagion

Eleonora Stoppino (University of Illinois)
in conversation with
Alice Balestrino (University of Illinois)

“Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in our time” is a collaborative initiative of the Department of Italian Studies and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU together with the Dante Society of America, conceived during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown in anticipation of the seventh centennial commemoration of Dante’s death in the year 2021. Members of the Dante Society recorded conversations with friends and colleagues on their favorite cantos, reflecting on what Dante has to say to us now, in our time. All 100 cantos of the Divine Comedy will be published at a rate of two cantos per week over the course of a year, starting in September 2020.

Released: September 15, 2021