Annalisa Cipollone (Durham University): I personaggi di Dante dentro e fuori la Commedia
The lecture will be delivered in Italian and is specifically designed for students at ILOS.
One of the many outstanding features of Dante's Divine Comedy is the wealth and variety of its characters. Whether they be historical, literary or fictional, they are all portrayed with magisterial craftsmanship, in such a way as to make them real people, ready to jump out of the Comedy and receive new life as protagonists of endless rewritings. This is the fate of, to name but a few, Ulysses, Francesca da Rimini, Count Ugolino, Gianni Schicchi and Dante himself. This talk will explore the vitality of the ‘shades’ of Dante’s Comedy and how they gained new physicality beyond the reach of the author’s quill.
Annalisa Cipollone teaches Italian Literature at Durham University (UK). Her research has mainly focused on medieval poets, Dante and Petrarch. She has recently curated the exhibition and published the book Dante. Hell Heaven and Hope: A Journey through Life and the Afterlife with Dante (2017).