NEXT ITALIAN MEETING of the 2017-2018 PROGRAM YEAR THIS WEDNESDAY
Beatrice Arduini, Assistant Professor of Italian and Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Italian) at the University of Washington, will give the first of two lectures this Program Year on Dante Alighieri, in a belated celebration of the 750th Anniversary of the birth of Dante in 2016. Professor Arduini's topic is "The Portrait of Dante, Poet and Pilgrim". She will discuss the visual tradition of Dante up until the time when his portrait was crystallized in the image we associate with the poet today.
Prof. Arduini completed her undergraduate and doctorate degrees at the University of Milan in Italy and received her Ph.D from Indiana University-Bloomington. She centers her work on Medieval Italian literature and Dante Studies, particularly on manuscript culture.
So come along to our next meeting to learn a little something more about our "patron".
As usual, the evening will begin with food and conversation at 6:30. Please feel free to bring an antipasto, dolce or vino to share. The presentation will start at 7:30.
The meeting will be in our usual place, Garden House, 2336 15th Avenue South (In the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle). Directions are on the DAS website: http://www.danteseattle.org/gather.html
Feel free to come early to help set up the room and start visiting. And, in any case, please come.