Come l’uom s’etterna - Dante’s Lasting Presence in Popular Culture

Thu, Nov 11, 2021, 10:00 am to Fri, Nov 12, 2021, 4:00 pm  
Online (Zoom)

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A two-day international conference on Dante’s vital presence in global pop culture. Graphic novels, comic books, rock and pop songs, film and television productions, video and board games, all extend the impact of Dante’s work beyond its institutional life in schools and universities. The conference brings together experts exploring the many media in which Dante’s legacy is alive today.


  • Francesco Ciabattoni (Georgetown University)
  • Simone Marchesi (Princeton University)

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If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please email Kelly Eggers at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.


Princeton Dante Alive Seminar Schedule

Thursday, November 11, 2021


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Opening Remarks (Francesco Ciabattoni – Simone Marchesi)

  • Influence and reinvention in Doré’s Dante illustrations (Deborah Parker)


 A.  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Dante out now.

  • Dante, Board Games and Video games (Brandon Essary) 
  • Illustrating Dante’s Commedia in the 21st Century (Mika Provata-Carlone)
  • Dante and Contemporary African Art (Franziska Meier)

B.  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Dante out loud.

  • Rock and Heavy Metal Dante (Francesco Ciabattoni)
  • Dante on Stage (Sara Fontana)
  • Dante in Cinema and Television (Antonio Rossini)
  • Dante in the Squares: Roberto Benigni (Carmelo Galati)

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Keynote Address 

  • Visualizing Dante’s World (Matteo Pericoli)

Friday, November 12, 2021


A.  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Dante out there.

  • Marketing Dante in Advertisement and Social Media (Elizabeth Coggeshall)
  • Dante in Political Circles (Akash Kumar)
  • Dante and Street Art (Macs Smith)
  • Dante and Comics (Marco Arnaudo)

B.  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Dante outright.

  • Popularizations: Dante in the High Schools (Natascia Tonelli)
  • Dante and Children’s Literature (Filippo Fonio)
  • Teaching Dante in Prison (Ron Jenkins)  
  • Dante & Science Fiction (Arielle Saiber)

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Roundtable & Conclusion