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Globus Lecture: Dante in African American Culture
Start Date: 11/14/2012Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 11/14/2012End Time: 5:30 PM
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Event Description:
Dr. Dennis Looney will discuss how African American authors use Dante to help negotiate complexities of race in modern America. He will also address the issues of migration and exile in both Italy and the U.S. Professor Looney is the former Chair, Department of French and Italian, 1996-2003; 2006-2010, at the University of Pittsburgh, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Classics and Philosophy. Dr. Looney has written extensively about (and edited and translated) poetry and prose of the Italian Renaissance and is the author of the recent Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy, which won First Prize, Book Award General Category, from the American Association of Italian Studies in 2011. Students and faculty are invited to attend. Room NVC 13-130
Location Information:
Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Ave
Contact Information:
Name: Elena M. Martínez
Phone: (646) 312-4213
Email: elena.martinez@baruch.cuny.edu
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  • Modern Languages and Comparative Literature

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