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(CANCELED): Dante: Our Journey Towards Wholeness

(CANCELED): Dante: Our Journey Towards Wholeness

Join our guide Daniel Christian on a journey to explore the works and world of Dante Alighieri - and learn more about yourself in the process. Each week we will focus on one of the three parts of the 'Divine Comedy': Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. Participants are welcome to join in for any portion of the series. Library copies of the works are available in our catalog.

Inferno - Saturday, March 11
Purgatorio - Saturday, March 18th
Paradiso - Saturday, March 25th

Daniel Christian has read and taught Dante in translation for nearly forty (40) years. In addition, he has had numerous opportunities to deliver public presentations on the Divine Comedy, mostly while living and teaching in Baltimore, MD, He also has published a number of essays in scholarly journals, Lingua Romana from BYU and Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching out of Wichita State University. As a teacher, he has been recognized through various awards-- From Gilman School: Class of 1947 Meritorious Teaching Award (1998), The Riepe Family Sabbatical (2004-2005), Edward K. Dunn Award (2011), The May Holmes Service Award (2018), presented by the Gilman Alumni Association. From the Dante Society of America--The Robert M. Durling Prize (2017) which recognizes excellence in the teaching of Dante’s life, time and works by educators working in North American Secondary Schools. Recently he published an extended review of a new Dante book by poet Seth Steinzor, Once Was Lost, as well as having created and edited a first-of-its-kind anthology of essays by high school students inspired by Dante that promotes writing from young people who not only read Dante with care but also courageously “let Dante read them.”

Saturday, March 18, 2023 Show more dates
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room B

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