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AGM and Q&A

 "From Doom to Bloom: Dante's Teachings for (our) troubled times" 

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
of Vancouver.

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.

Free admission

Registration required: RSVP at info@dantesocietybc.ca

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