Professor’s Talk on Dante’s Inferno: May 23, 2017

Keynote speaker: Renowned scholar Brown University Professor Anthony Oldcorn, Faculty Emeriti - Italian Studies, will give a talk on Dante’s Inferno.

Inferno is the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. Dante’s Inferno is viewed as both an expression of the medieval intellect and as a cornerstone of the European literary tradition. 

The Inferno tells the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the ancient Roman poet  Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine concentric circles of suffering located within the Earth; it is the "realm ... of those who have rejected spiritual values by yielding to bestial appetites or violence, or by perverting their human intellect to fraud or malice against their fellowmen."

Professor Anthony Oldcorn was born in Lancashire, England.  He studied at Worcester College, Oxford before moving to America, where he has taught in leading universities for more than fifty years.  At Brown University, he was Chairman of the Italian Studies Department and his research interests extended from Dante to the 20th century. He has translated many Italian authors into English and remains a scholar on Dante’s works.

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
           6:00 pm Reception with appetizers and beverages
           6:30 pm Program

Location: Mintz Levin Law Firm  

Address: 3580 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 300, San Diego 

Tickets: $5 for dues-paying alumni members
               $10 for alumni & guests 


Any questions, please email CAASD President Alex Szabo [email protected]

May 23, 2017 at 6:00pm - 7:45pm

Mintz Levin Law Offices

3580 Carmel Mountain Rd
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130
United States

Alex Szabo, President CAASD