Eels in Vernaccia: The Value of Wine in Purgatorio

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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The Italian Program celebrates the 750th anniversary of Dante's birth with a lecture by Danielle Callegari, Ahmanson Research Fellow at the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Free.
Humanities Building, Room 472
Foreign Languages and Literatures Department
Foreign Languages and Literatures Department
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Callegari received her Ph.D. in Italian Literature from New York University in 2014, having completed a dissertation on nutritional language and consumption in Dante. Her research interests include medieval Italian literature and material culture, world history of food and foodways and medieval and early modern European women’s writing and religiosity. Her recent publications include the co-translation of the works of Diodata Malvasia, “Writings on the Sisters of San Luca and their Miraculous Madonna”; the co-edited essay collection by John Freccero, “In Dante’s Wake: Reading from Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian Tradition”; and her essay “The Danger of Digestion: Assimilation and Growth in Purgatorio 21-25” in Dante and Heterodoxy: The Temptations of 13th Century Thought (Cambridge, 2014).


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