Encountering Dante’s Beatrice: Poetry, Persons, Theology and Thought
- Date: Thursday 8 July 2021, 12:30 – 18:00
- Location: Off-campus
- Type: Conferences
- Cost: There is no delegate fee for the conference, but registration is required.
This two-day online conference, held on Zoom, will examine critical questions raised by the figure of Dante’s Beatrice.
8 and 9 July 2021
Papers will consider the following questions:
- What role does Beatrice play in Dante’s poetic, theological and philosophical projects?
- How might recent developments in our understanding of Dante’s works and context affect scholars’ (often unspoken) assumptions about the figure of Beatrice?
- What is the importance of biographical and historical information in interpreting Dante’s Beatrice?
- How do the differing presentations of Beatrice across all of Dante’s works affect our reading of those texts – and to what extent is it legitimate to think of her as a consistent presence in Dante’s opus?
- What can past debates about the figure of Beatrice, and representations of her, still contribute to reading Dante today?
How to register
- Dr David Bowe (University College Cork)
- Dr George Corbett (University of St Andrews)
- Professor Emeritus Peter Hawkins (Yale University)
- Dr Tristan Kay (University of Bristol)
- Dr Catherine Keen (University College London)
- Dr Patricia Kelly (Leeds Trinity University)
- John Bugbee (University of Virginia)
- Professor Elena Lombardi (University of Oxford)
- Dr Vittorio Montemaggi (King’s College London/Von Hügel Institute)
- Dr Abigail Rowson (University of Leeds)
- Dr Erik Van Versendaal (Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts)
- Dr Heather Webb (University of Cambridge).
Hosted by the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, with support from the Modern Humanities Research Association Conference fund