Illuminating Dante: An Exhibit on Dante's Divine Comedy and Its Legacy at Mullins Library

Illuminating Dante: An Exhibit on Dante's Divine Comedy and Its Legacy at Mullins Library
University of Arkansas

"Illuminating Dante," an exhibit celebrating both the seventh centenary of Dante's death (1265-1321) and Italian American Heritage and Culture month in October, is presented by Special Collections and the Italian Program in the World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department at the U of A. Running from Oct. 5-31, the exhibit consists of 22 items organized in two cases and in expository columns on the lobby floor of Mullins Library.

It features a recently acquired 1520 exemplar of the Divine Comedy, various illustrated editions of Dante's masterpiece in Italian and English, works connected to or inspired by the Divine Comedy with a focus on early modern Italian women writers, and books that explore the reception of Dante's masterpiece across cultural contexts, including the African American community. Students in Italian 4123, "Dante: A Journey Between Visions and Words," were involved in the organization of the exhibit. 

The Consulate General of Italy, in Houston, Texas, serves as patron of the exhibit. For more information, please visit the exhibit's website: (live on Oct. 5). For questions email Joshua Youngblood and Kara Flynn in Special Collections or Ryan Calabretta-Sajder and Daniela D'Eugenio in the World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department.


Daniela D'Eugenio, assistant professor
World Languages, Literatures and Cultures


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