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Discovering Dante

14th October 2017, 17:30 to 18:30, Palace Green Library, Durham

Durham Book Festival event
Featuring Durham academics, Professor Anna Cipollone, Professor Michael O'Neill and Dr. Jason Harding. Look around you and the influence of medieval poet Dante Alighieri is everywhere. For centuries his work has inspired artists and writers from Botticelli to Dan Brown. A new exhibition at Palace Green Library will follow the story of Dante’s The Divine Comedy

Reflecting the entire human experience, Dante’s work considers the power of resilience through dificult times and ultimately offers a message of hope.

Durham University academics Professor Michael O’Neill and Dr Jason Harding will be joined by Professor Nicola Gardini of Keble College, Oxford, to discuss Dante’s enduring popularity
and the influence of his work in culture today.

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