Dante at Oxford: manuscripts, myths, modernity

7 March 2017 1.00pm 1.45pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Professor Nicholas Havely, Emeritus Professor of English & Related Literature, University of York


Margaret Czepiel | malgorzata.czepiel@bodleian.ox.ac.uk | 01865 277596


Illustrated with slides, this talk sketches the poet's presence in Oxford: in manuscripts donated to the University in the fifteenth century; in printed texts 'rescued out of the Papists' hands' in the seventeenth; and in a range of more recent Bodleian acquisitions. Professor Nicholas Havely will outline the development of the story that Dante actually visited the University and consider the contribution that Oxford has made to the modern British public's awareness of the poet and his work.


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

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