Women in Dante

1 dicembre 2021 - 18:00

Wednesday Lecture, on Zoom and at the British Institute Library

by  Alexandra Lawrence


One of the revolutionary aspects of Dante’s Comedy is the position assigned to women during the protagonist’s journey from damnation to the stars. From Francesca da Rimini and St. Lucy, to Beatrice and many more, women contribute exciting and essential action to the narrative. This lecture will look at the women from Dante’s life in Florence, as well as popular female saints and contemporary noblewomen in Italy, to better understand the influences they had on his magnum opus, and the crucial roles they play.



If you are in Florence and would like to attend the lecture in person at the British Institute Library, please register here or send an email to bif@britishinstitute.it

Please note, only people with confirmed registrations can attend the lecture in person. The registration fee is 10 Euro per person.

To join this  lecture with Zoom (no reservation necessary), simply click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84483720994?pwd=S3psWVJ3UURZcTlOKzRWOEFpbTNOUT09 at 18:00 on Wednesday 1st December. 

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