Thursday, February 17, 2011

Italian Week at the Library

From February 21 to March 1, Loyola's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is sponsoring Italian Week. This year the focus is on Dante, and the celebration will kick off with a screening of "Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic." Rather than being a straight adaptation of the poem, this film falls squarely into the genre of horror, playing fast and loose with details to tell a story inspired by the Inferno. The film will be shown on Monday, February 21 at 6:30pm in the Library's Ridley Auditorium.

Several other events have been planned, including a lecture by Dr. Dennis R. Looney of the University of Pittsburgh, who will speak about his forthcoming book "Freedom Readers: The African-American Reception of Dante's Divine Comedy." This lecture will be held on Monday, February 28 at 4pm on the Loyola campus, in the 4th Floor Programming Room of the Andrew White Student Center. For additional information on Italian week, please visit the Cultural Events page on the department's website.

For more information on Dante, please visit the library's Dante Resources page, where you'll be able to quickly find background information and a bibliography of important critical works. We've also mounted an exhibit of books on Dante and Italian culture -- you'll find them underneath the Italian flag mounted on the main level.

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