Meetings and Events

The Dante Society of America regularly organizes panel sessions at various academic conferences, and holds its own annual meeting and conference.

Upcoming Events

International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 9-12, 2019)

The 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies will take place on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on May 9-12, 2018. The Dante Society of America has organized three panel sessions (download PDF schedule):

Session 190: Dante Studies I: Civic Life in the Commedia and Other Texts
Friday, May 10, 10-11:30 AM
Presider: Jason Aleksander, San José State University

  • Akash Kumar, Indiana University, Bloomington, “Perfidy Most Foul: Assassins and Their Masters in Dante’s Commedia
  • Christina McGrath, Columbia University, “Nobil Anima in Vil Corpo: The Problem of Inner Nobility and Social Class”

Session 249: Dante Studies II: Love, Mysticism, and the Ineffability of Being in the Commedia
Friday, May 10, 1:30-3:00 PM
Presider: Akash Kumar, Indiana University, Bloomington

  • Rory Sellgren, University of Leeds, "Amor and Carità: “The Two Loves of Francesca and Piccarda”
  • Humberto Ballesteros, Hostos Community College, CUNY, “Loving the Forest for the Trees: The Philosophical Implications of Dante’s Definition of Carità in the Light of His Use of the Neologism Infiorars
  • P. Christopher Smith, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, “Dante and Virgil on Saying Not-Being”

Session 307: Dante Studies III: Scriptural and Liturgical Considerations in the Commedia
Friday, May 10, 3:30-5:00 PM
Presider: Rory Sellgren, University of Leeds

  • Marsha Daigle-Williamson, Spring Arbor University, “Dante’s Angels as Demonstrations of the Function of Scripture”
  • John Bugbee, Universityof Virginia, “Dante’s Three Beasts: One or Two Overlooked Possibilities”
  • Elisabeth Trischler, University of Leeds, “The Procession in the Earthly Paradise of Dante’s Purgatorio: A Case Study Considering the Connections”

Past Meetings and Events

A listing of meetings and events sponsored by the Dante Society in previous years is available here.