Translating Dante's Comedy into English


Location: O'Shaughnessy Hall, Room 119

Robin Kirkpatrick, professor of Italian and English literatures, fellow of Robinson College at the University of Cambridge

As part of his visit to Notre Dame, Robin Kirkpatrick will lead a seminar on translation, focusing on his recent experience translating Dante’s Divine Comedy into English.

Kirkpatrick’s recent publications include a new translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy (Penguin 2006–7); “Afterlives now; A study of Paradiso Canto 28,” in Envisaging Heaven in the Middle Ages ed. by C Muessig and A Putter (Routledge 2007); The European Renaissance, 1400–1600 (Longman 2002); and English and Italian Literature From Dante to Shakespeare: A Study of Source, Analogue, and Divergence (Longman 1995). Professor Kirkpatrick is the founder of P*CEA (Performance, Collaboration, and Experiment in the Arts), a Cambridge-based multidisciplinary group bringing together artists in all branches of the arts.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by the Devers Program in Dante Studies and Shakespeare at Notre Dame; it co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame.

For further information, contact Vittorio Montemaggi at

Where: 119 O’Shaughnessy Hall
Start Time: Apr 21, 2011 04:30PM EDT
End Time: Apr 21, 2011 06:00PM EDT