The Dante Alighieri Society of BC invites you to
a Q&A with UBC Prof. Daniela Boccassini
FROM DOOM TO BLOOM: DANTE’S TEACHINGS FOR (OUR) TROUBLED TIMES
Answering five basic questions (or more, depending on your willingness to ask), Daniela Boccassini will highlight for us Dante Alighieri’s extraordinary poetic and existential achievements. His world-famous Commedia, composed seven hundred years ago in Italy during times of hardship, resonates more than ever today with the ring of truth. Depending on our willingness to listen, Dante’s words of wisdom are there to help us see through today’s uncertainties, and fearlessly so. His insights are a potent antidote to our growing sense of gloom.
An expert on Dante and the Medieval Mediterranean world, Dr. Daniela Boccassini teaches in the Italian program at UBC. She is also one of the directors of the Jung Society of Vancouver.