Purgatorio 22: Statius and the Role of Poetry | Casa Italiana Zerilli / Marimò

Purgatorio 22: Statius and the Role of Poetry

Daniela Boccassini (The University of British Columbia)
in conversation with
Valerio Cappozzo (The University of Mississippi)

“Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in our time” is a collaborative initiative of the Department of Italian Studies and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU together with the Dante Society of America, conceived during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown in anticipation of the seventh centennial commemoration of Dante’s death in the year 2021. Members of the Dante Society recorded conversations with friends and colleagues on their favorite cantos, reflecting on what Dante has to say to us now, in our time. All 100 cantos of the Divine Comedy will be published at a rate of two cantos per week over the course of a year, starting in September 2020.

Released: July 7, 2021