Meetings and Events

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

We also include postings here about Dante-related conferences and events around the world. Please contact our secretary with information about your event:

2017 Annual Meeting and Symposium (May 5-6, 2017)

The 135th Annual Meeting of the Dante Society of America was 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 hosted a symposium on "Translation in Dante: Dante in Translation." Please click here for program details and links to videorecordings of each of the sessions.

DSA Sessions at 2017 International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11-14, 2017)

The Dante Society of America will sponsor three sessions on Dante at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, May 11-14, 2017.


Chair: Catherine Adoyo

Laurence Hooper (Dartmouth College) “Dante’s Exiles, Figures of Injustice or Figures of Hope?”

Philip F. O’Mara “‘The Whole Catastrophe’: Kinship and Tragic Transformation in the Commedia

Dabney Park (University of Miami) “The Pope in Hell—Nicholas III”

Kathleen Verduin (Hope College) “‘A Mare Magnum for Adventure’: The Dante Studies of George Ticknor”


Chair: Laurence Hooper

Leonardo Chiarantini (University of Michigan) “‘And that bending is love’: Dante’s Exposition of Aristotle’s Desire.”

Christiana Purdy Moudarres (Yale University) “‘The Face That Most Resembles Christ’: The Matter of Motherhood for Dante’s Holy Family”

Catherine Adoyo (Independent Scholar) “The Geometer’s Trinitary Ontology of Dante’s terza rima

Roberto Casazza (Universidad de Buenos Aires) “Spherical Radiation, Astral Determinism and Philosophical Happiness in Dante’s Convivium


Chair: Kathleen Verduin

Wuming Chang (Brown University) “Dante’s Three Styles Revisited: Constructio”

James T. Chiampi (UC Irvine) “Dante’s Retrospective Illumination of Irony–the Inferno.”

Henry Ansgar Kelly (UCLA) “Dantean Contradictions: ‘Cangrande’ on Tragedy, and Satan as Both Active and Inactive”

Aparna Chaudhuri (Harvard University) “Studying Death with Dante: The Vita Nuova and Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess”

Past Meetings and Events

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