[Blueboard] Dante Today, 11 November 2015

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies [LS] is.soh at ateneo.edu
Thu Oct 29 14:22:24 PHT 2015


The departments of English, Modern Languages, and Interdisciplinary Studies
of the School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila University,

in cooperation with the Societa Dante Alighieri-Comitato de Manila and the
Ateneo Art Gallery

invite you to


lectures, music, and exhibits

on November 11, 2015


8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Admission is free. RSVP 426-6001, loc. 5340



Opening Program at Escaler Hall

Jonathan Coo performs Franz Liszt’s Après un lecture du Dante—Fantasia
quasi sonata, S161/7.


Lecture 1 at Escaler Hall

“Of Numbers, Love, and Stars: A Look into Dante’s Divina Commedia” by
Edward-David Ruiz (Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University)

The lecture will introduce readers to Dante’s use of numerology and to the
overall themes of the Commedia. Special focus will be given to canto 5 of
the Inferno.


Lecture 2 at Escaler Hall

“Friendship in the Divine Comedy” by Jovino G. Miroy (Department of
Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University; Medieval Society of the

The presentation will focus on two themes: first, the friendship between
Dante and Vergil, which scholars have described as derived from ancient
wisdom (Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Cicero’s De amicitia) as well as
from Christian notions of companionship. Second, the presentation will
discuss that only lately have historians of ideas paid attention to
friendship, insofar as modernity has understood it to be private and
personal, and thus, exempt from public scrutiny. In our discussion we would
like to suggest that personal friendship affects matters of state, justice,
and politics.  The presentation will conclude with implications for
Philippine society of the notions of friendship in the Divine Comedy.


Lecture 3 at Escaler Hall

“Visualizing Dante: Representations of Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell” by Ma.
Victoria T. Herrera (Ateneo Art Gallery)


Closing Program and Exhibits Viewing

Pardo de Tavera Room / Ateneo Art Gallery

Rizal Library, Special Collections Building

Musical performances by Elise Cortes (soprano) and Jonathan Coo (piano)

Reading by Leo Carlo Liay (IV EU)

Closing Remarks by H. E. Massimo Roscigno

Italian Ambassador to the Philippines

Exhibition 1: “Dante: Life/Works/Afterlife” (a poster exhibition by the
Societa Dantesca Italiana, Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della
Cooperazione Internazionale Istituti Italiani di Cultura and Societa Dante
Alighieri), Pardo de Tavera Room, Rizal Library, Special Collections

Exhibition 2: “Three Takes on Dante” (prints by Gustave Dore, Rico LeBrun,
and William Blake, curated by the Ateneo Art Gallery), Ateneo Art Gallery,
Permanent Collection Wing

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
School of Humanities
2/F De La Costa Hall
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
4266001 loc. 5340/5341

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