University of Rochester
Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies

Dante the Abolitionist

  • Friday, November 15, 2013
  • 3:00 PM

Robbins Library, Rush Rhees 416

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures,
the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies,
and the Undergraduate Medieval Society are excited to present:


 "Dante the Abolitionist: African-American Appropriations of the Italian Poet in the Nineteenth Century"

 Dennis Looney
Professor of French and Italian
University of Pittsburgh
Author of Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy (2011)



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