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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News and Events

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 the establishment of a new annual prize to be known as the “Robert M. Durling Prize.” This award will recognize 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.

"Digital Dante" Session at MLA

The Dante Society has organized a session titled "Digital Dante" for the upcoming Modern Languages Association (MLA) Annual Convention, which will be held in Austin, TX, from January 7-10, 2016. Please see the "Meetings and Events" section of our website for details.

Annual Meeting and Conference

The 134th Annual Meeting of the Dante Society of America will be held at Brown University in Providence, RI, on Saturday morning, April 23, 2016. In conjunction with our Annual Meeting, Professor Ronald Martinez will be hosting a conference at Brown University titled "Dante and the Protocols of Performance: Theatricality, Ritual, Feasts." Please see the "Meetings and Events" section of our website for additional details as they become available.