Sandow Birk, "Inferno," 2003, oil on canvas.Detail from “Dante and the Three Kingdoms” by Domenico di Michelino, 1465, oil on canvas."Paradise" (Par. 10) by Giovanni di Paolo, 1444-ca. 1450, illuminated manuscript.Odilon Redon, "Dante et Beatrice" and "La Vision de Dante," ca. 1914, watercolor on paper.Detail from "Beatrice Addressing Dante" (Purg. 30: 60-146) by William Blake, 1824-27, ink and watercolor on paper.Friedrich Geselschap, compositions on Dante, ca. 1853, pen and ink on paper.Detail from "La Barque de Dante," Eugène Delacroix, 1822, oil on canvas.

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The mission of the Dante Society of America is to promote the study and appreciation of the time, life, works and cultural legacy of Dante Alighieri. Please follow the navigational links on our website to learn more about our history, activities, and current initiatives.

News and Events

The 135th Annual Meeting of the Dante Society of America will be held at the University of Oregon on Saturday, May 6, 2017. In conjunction with our Annual Meeting, University of Oregon professors Regina Psaki and Warren Ginsberg will host a symposium on "Translation in Dante: Dante in Translation." Please click here for program details and local arrangements.

On March 23, 2017, the Dante Society of America and the Società Dantesca Italiana signed a partnership agreement to collaborate on the production of a new, bilingual version of the Bibliografia Dantesca Internazionale/International Dante Bibliography, with enhanced search capabilities. By the end of 2017, this powerful bibliographical instrument will integrate the materials published in our annual American Dante Bibliography, which will also continue to appear separately here. Please refer to the partnership announcement for further details.

The Durling Prize Fund

The DSA Council and the family of our late and much lamented colleague Robert M. Durling invite members and friends of the Dante Society to assist in supporting an annual prize that recognizes excellence in the teaching of Dante’s life, time, and works by educators working in North American secondary schools. Read more about the prize and contribute online.

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