DSA Graduate Student Group

The DSA Graduate Group aims to bring together graduate members of the Dante Society of America and all students and recent graduates interested in Dante’s life and works. It provides a space to share proposals and ideas that would benefit Dante scholars in the making, and to express needs and concerns about their academic and professional careers in Dante studies.

The first virtual meeting of the Graduate Group was held on February 16, 2022, and saw the participation of a great number of DSA student members. Future meetings will likewise be held remotely, in order to facilitate a broader attendance. Through its platforms and bulletin, the Graduate Group aims to build a tight-knit community where communications can be rapid and wide-reaching, and to bring visibility to the initiatives of the DSA and widen its public outreach.

To subscribe to the DSA Graduate Group mailing list, please register via the following link: http://eepurl.com/hVPVcf

For any other questions or communications, please write to: dantesociety.graduate@gmail.com

Leonardo Chiarantini, University of Michigan
Mario Sassi, University of Pennsylvania
Paolo Scartoni, Rutgers University

Upcoming Events

Con ingegno e con arte: A Roundtable on Methodologies and Approaches to Teaching Dante

Please join us on April 4, 2023, at 5 pm(EST), for the second Workshop of the Graduate Student Group of the Dante Society of America. Our guests will be Professors Catherine Adoyo (University of Richmond), Fabian Alfie (University of Arizona), Eleonora Buonocore (University of Calgary), and Gary Cestaro (DePaul University).

Register hereFor more information, please write: dantesociety.graduate@gmail.com.

Spring Reading Group: Brunetto Latini's Rettorica

This spring, the DSA Graduate Group will be reading and discussing Brunetto Latini's La Rettorica.

We will meet three times: February 16, March 23, and April 20 at 2pm ET via Zoom. This semester we will have three professors who will help us get the most from our readings.

The first meeting - February 16 - will see the participation of Professor Eugenio Refini, Associate Professor of Italian at New York University. We will discuss the first part of the Rettorica, up to page 50 of the Italian text (Latini, La rettorica, a cura di F. Maggini, Firenze, Le Monnier, 1968) - or p. 47 of the English (ed. Stefania D'Agata D'Ottavi). Please email us if you need scans of the text (English or Italian).

Interested graduate students can email dantesociety.graduate@gmail.com for more information, including the session link.

Previous Events

Fall Reading Group: Brunetto Latini's Tesoretto

This fall, the DSA Graduate Group will be hosting a reading group on Brunetto Latini’s Tesoretto. The first session was held on September 23 from 2-3 pm EST. Participants readed and discussed the dedication and incipit (verses 1-282). Catherine Keen (Professor of Dante Studies at University College London) joined this first meeting and to help kick off the reading group with introductory tips on how to read Brunetto’s works.

Subsequent reading group meetings will be held on October 21, November 18, and December 9. Interested graduate students can email dantesociety.graduate@gmail.com for more information, including the session link.

Roundtable on Job Market Challenges

On November 11, 2022, at 5pm, the DSA Graduate Group will host "'L’alto lavoro' A Roundtable on the Challenges of the Job Market," featuring four speakers: Laura Ingallinella, Akash Kumar, Arielle Saber, and Alessandro Vettori, on November 11, 2022, 5 pm (EST). Click here to register: https://bit.ly/DSAGG-alto-lavoro.

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