The Dante Alighieri Society of Brisbane will be hosting the talk “Dante: A Diversity of Australian Voices” on Saturday 24th July from 2 to 4pm.
You can join the event online via Zoom. To receive the link, please contact the DAS Brisbane on 0401 927967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be an exceptional panel of speakers who will reflect on Dante’s influence from various Australian perspectives:
- Samuel Wagan Watson, poet, of Munanjali, Birri Gubba, German and Irish descent, will present a poem which takes inspiration from Dante’s Purgatorio to reflect on the contemporary world (speaking via Zoom).
- Dr Drina Oldroyd will discuss Dante’s reception among the various students she has introduced to the Divina Commedia in university, U3A and Dante Society courses, and the work of three Australian translators of the sommo poeta.
- Dr Chris Mooney-Singh, in a presentation titled “Heavens and Hells, Western and Eastern: An allegorical look at Dante’s La Divina Commedia and Harold Stewart’s Autumn Landscape Roll”, will explore the impact of Dante’s work as an architectonic blueprint for Harold Stewart’s ‘Buddhist Divine Comedy’ (speaking via Zoom).
Attending online is free, but the Society will be accepting small donations in support of the event. The account details are: BSB 064000 A/C 902803.
For more details on the speakers and their topics, please see https:// danteaustralia.org/