Author and Lecturer to Discuss ‘Divine Comedy’ at Susquehanna University
SELINSGROVE—Susquehanna University will present “The Humanist and the City,” a lecture by author Giuseppe Mazzotta, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Isaacs Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Mazzotta will explain the importance of education in the classical medieval world and discuss relevant scenes from Dante's “Divine Comedy.” He will examine several encounters between Dante and other characters in the work, analyzing the relationship between teacher and disciple.
Mazzotta is the director of graduate studies and the Sterling Professor of Humanities for Italian at Yale University. He has written a number of essays about each century of Italian literary history. Among books he has authored are “Dante, Poet of the Desert: History and Allegory in ‘The Divine Comedy,’” “The Worlds of Petrarch,” and “Cosmopoiesis: The Renaissance Experiment.”
Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 36 states and 13 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.
Karen M. Jones