The Board of the Dante Society of BC is writing to invite you to a Q&A
with an esteemed guest speaker, Professor Daniela Boccassini from
the University of British Columbia. In conversation with one of
our directors (Dr. Arianna Dagnino), she will explain why the words
of a late medieval Italian poet matter more than ever in today’s world.
Answering five basic questions (or more, depending on your
willingness to ask), Daniela Boccassini will highlight for us
Dante Alighieri's extraordinary poetic and existential
achievements. His world-famous Commedia, composed seven
hundred years ago in Italy during times of hardship, resonates
more than ever today with the ring of truth. Depending on our
willingness to listen, Dante's words of wisdom are there to help
us see through today's uncertainties, and fearlessly so. His
insights are a potent antidote to our growing sense of gloom.
An expert on Dante and the Medieval Mediterranean world,
Dr. Daniela Boccassini teaches in the Italian program at UBC.
She is also one of the directors of the Jung Society
We will share some light refreshments and some
conversation to end our evening.
Tuesday 5 December 2017, at 6:30pm
The Roundhouse - Room B
Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
The AGM will start at 6:30 pm.
If you are only interested in the Q&A with Professor Boccassini, you can show up at 7:00 pm.
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