University of Rochester
Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies

Dante the Abolitionist

  • Friday, November 15, 2013
  • 3:00 PM
  • Robbins Library, Rush Rhees 416

    The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures,
    the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies,
    and the Undergraduate Medieval Society are excited to present:


     "Dante the Abolitionist: African-American Appropriations of the Italian Poet in the Nineteenth Century"

     Dennis Looney
    Professor of French and Italian
    University of Pittsburgh
    Author of Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy (2011)



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