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Thursday, October 28, 2021

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Italian Research Seminar - virtual book presentation - Dr David Bowe
Online via Teams

On Thurs 28 October, 17:15-18:15, the Italian Department Research Seminar Series will host a virtual book presentation of Dr. David Bowe's recent monograph, Poetry in Dialogue in the Duecento and Dante (Oxford University Press, 2020) and edited volume Rachel Owen: Illustrations for Dante's 'Inferno' (Bodleian Library, 2021) in conversation with Prof. Simon Gilson.

Dr David Bowe is co-director of the Centre for Dante Studies in Ireland at University College Cork. He has published a monograph, Poetry in Dialogue in the Duecento and Dante (Oxford University Press, 2020), and articles and book chapters on temporality, gender, and subjectivity in medieval Italian poetry. David oversaw the first publication of Rachel Owen's illustrations of Dante's Inferno for Bodleian Library Publishing (2021). David and Federica Coluzzi are co-editing a special issue of Italian Studies, ‘Mediating Dante’, 77.2 (2022). Together with Heather Webb and Zygmunt Barański, he is also editing a collaborative commentary on Dante's Vita nova, the result of the 'Re-reading Dante's Vita nova project.

Prof. Simon Gilson is Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Magdalen College. He is the author of Dante and Renaissance Florence (Cambridge, 2005; Italian translation Carocci 2019), Reading Dante in Renaissance Italy: Florence, Venice and the ‘Divine Poet’ (Cambridge, 2018), and the co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Dante's Commedia (Cambridge, 2019).

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