October 12th: Lecture Martin Eisner

It is our pleasure to invite you to a lecture on “Dante and the Afterlife of the Book: The Philology of World Literature” that will be given on Monday, 12 October by Prof. Dr. Martin Eisner (Duke University). The lecture will take place in the Large Meeting Room of the English Section (Blandijn, third floor) from 11 am to 1 pm. After the lecture we will be offering sandwiches.

Prof. Eisner has published on medieval Italian literature, as well as the history of the book and media. He will talk about his new book on Dante and the material tradition of Dante’s first book, the Vita Nuova, from its earliest manuscripts to the most recent editions and adaptations. He will also discuss his ongoing Dante’s Library digital humanities project which tries to reconsider what Dante’s books and manuscripts might tell us about how Dante read, what materials he might have encountered and how these materials might have influenced his reading practice.

We most cordially invite you to attend his lecture. Please confirm your attendance before Friday 9 October by sending an email to Katrien Declercq indicating whether you would like us to provide sandwiches or not.