Presented by Massimo Verdicchio - Società Dante Alighieri Society
Dante’s Divine “Comedy”
We have always referred to Dante’s poem as “divine” reading it as a religious poem that equals
the Bible. I would like to propose a more earthly version where the emphasis is on “comedy” and
what is “divine” is Dante’s comic or ironic poetry in Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso.
Presented by Massimo Verdicchio
Professor of Italian and Comparative
Literature at the University of Alberta
Sunday, 25th October
at 3:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
The event, organized by The Dante
Alighieri Society of Edmonton,
Location: Italian Cultural Centre
Following the presentation,
refreshments will be available.