Dante in the Nineteenth Century
06 September 2012 - 08 September 2012
- Event Type:
- Conference / Symposium
- Institute of English Studies
- Venue Details:
- Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
As a number of historians have pointed out, the concept of the 'Renaissance' as a way of describing Italy from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries is essentially a nineteenth century idea. We look at medieval and early modern Italy through nineteenth-century spectacles. Indeed, the anglophone cult of Dante – in commentaries, translations, illustrations, and a host of literary references – belongs to this nineteenth century matrix. This conference aims to bring together literary critics (both English and Italian), historians, and art historians, with scholars from similar disciplines specializing in the nineteenth century.