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

Modern Languages Association (January 3-6, 2019)

The 2019 MLA Annual Convention will be held in Chicago from January 3-6, 2019. The Dante Society of America has submitted a panel and is awaiting final confirmation of acceptance.

Renaissance Society of America (March 17-19, 2019)

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America(RSA) will be held in Toronto from March 17-19, 2019. The Dante Society of America has organized the following panel session:

The Lives of Dante: Poetics, Visual Arts, Historiographies Organizer: Jonathan Combs-Schilling, Ohio State University;Chair: Albert Russell Ascoli; Presenters:

  • Johannes Bartuschat, University of Zurich, "Boccaccio’s Life of Dante, the Defence of Poetry and Renaissance Poetics"
  • Teresa Russo, Italian National Research Council, Rome, "Dante’s Biographies as Model for Vasari’s Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects"
  • Elisa Brilli, University of Toronto, "Dante’s New Lives: Ancient Idiosyncrasies and Current Trends in Biographical Studies on Dante"

DSA Annual Meeting and Symposium (May 4, 2019)

The 137th Annual Meeting of the Dante Society of America will be held at University of Toronto, on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The Annual Meeting will be followed by a day-long symposium open to the public. Program details as well as directions, parking, and lodging information will soon be posted here.

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 submitted two panel sessions. Details will be posted here once the program has been finalized in February.


Past Meetings and Events

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