Italian Heritage and Culture Committee Dante Lecture Series: Florentina Russo

“Teaching Dante”

Teaching and meeting the skills of undergraduate curriculum: Dante as a vehicle for good undergraduate readership. Prof. Russo explains how basic skills in the undergraduate curriculum, such as information literacy and critical thinking skills, are addressed while teaching the Divine Comedy.

Professor and coordinator of the Italian program at St. John’s University, Russo is the author of a book on Dante Alighieri titled Dante’s Search for the Golden Age (FIlibrary SUNY, 2011). She has also published several scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals on Dante and has recently collaborated with UPenn’s online Dante encyclopedia. She holds a position on the Board of Advisers of the Italian Cultural Center at St. John’s University.

Sponsored by the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.

Register in advance for this Zoom event here:

Nota bene: This October 27 event will also take place in person at the Institute. Attendance will be limited to the first fifteen people who register. Call the Institute at 212-642-2094 to register to attend in person.

25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor (between 5th & 6th Avenues), Manhattan

As per CUNY rules, COVID-19 protocols will be followed by all in attendance. Anyone attending our events will have their temperature taken and will need to show proof of vaccination (e.g., NYS Excelsior Pass, Vaccination Card) and photo ID upon entering the facilities. There will be no exceptions.