10 December - Irishing Dante - 9th Dante Dialogue
Italian, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Dr Daragh O'Connell, Dr Emma Nic Cárthaigh (UCC) and Dr Kenneth Clarke (University of York)
Friday 10 Dec at 4pm
In 2021 we’ve been celebrating the septicentennial of Dante’s death in Ravenna in 1321. In UCC and across the world, despite the limitations imposed on us by the pandemic, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, concerts, performances have been taking place to celebrate the genius of Italy’s national poet. Throughout the year, the Centre for Dante Studies in Ireland (CDSI) here at UCC has been a very active participant at many of these events, also hosting its own lectures, an exhibition and what we have called ‘Dante Dialogues’. The last of these will be taking place this Friday at 4pm when we broach the subject of Dante and Ireland.
Our interlocutors on Friday will be Dr Kenneth Clarke (University of York) and Dr Emma Nic Cárthaigh from the Department of Medieval Irish here at UCC. We will also be talking with the Irish composer Elliot Murphy who premiered his Inferno for cello earlier this year. The event will also include readings of Dante in Translation by our own Martín Veiga and Mary Noonan and others, as we seek to explore Dante’s lasting legacy in Ireland through the translations of his poetry into English by poets such as Matthew Sweeney, Seamus Heaney and Bernard O’Donoghue and translations into Irish by Pádraig de Brún and Críostóir Ó Floinn.