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Dante Festival @ Bridwell Library

DANTE FESTIVAL RSVP PAGE & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thank you for your interest in Bridwell Library's Dante Festival. The schedule of events is included below.

The Schedule of Events and the Detailed Conference Schedule can be downloaded and printed. 

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

  • Please complete the registration form located at the bottom of this page to attend.

 

13TH CENTURY TUSCAN BANQUET TICKETS

  • THURSDAY'S BANQUET TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE.

          SEATING IS LIMITED. PURCHASE BANQUET TICKETS

          NO ADMISSION TO BANQUET WITHOUT ADVANCE PURCHASE RSVP

 

PARKING

  • Note that parking is available at Hillcrest Parking Center, 5906 Hillcrest Avenue, Dallas TX 75275. Entrance requires a credit card and costs are $10 per day per vehicle.

 

DURING THE IN-PERSON EVENTS, SO AS TO BE CAUTIOUS OF CONTINUING PANDEMIC CONCERNS, WE WILL BE IMPLEMENTING THE FOLLOWING MEASURES:

  • During the FILM SCREENINGS (@Perkins Chapel, Aug. 31, 6-10PM), the OPENING RECEPTION (@Bridwell, Sept. 1, 6-8PM), the CONFERENCE (@Prothro Great Hall, Sept. 2, 8:30-4:15PM), and the CONCERT (@Perkins Chapel, Sept. 2, 7:30-9PM) we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE THE WEARING OF MASKS, EXCEPT WHEN EATING/DRINKING.
  • The 13th Century Tuscan Banquet (Sept. 2, 5-7:30PM) WILL BE HELD OUTSIDE ON THE BRICK PLAZA IN FRONT OF PERKINS CHAPEL.

Alexs Thompson—Author of I'll Go, Keynote Speaker at the Dante Festival Conference  //  Vivian Allvin—Actress, Performer at the Dante Festival Banquet


 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31ST, 6:00PM–10:00PM

FILM SCREENINGS AT PERKINS CHAPEL 

6:00PM–7:15PM: SCREENING 1: L'Inferno, an Italian silent film based on Dante's Inferno, directed by Giuseppe de Liguiro, Francesco Bertollini, Adolfo Padovan (1911) 

8:00PM–10:00PM: SCREENING 2: Behemoth, a Chinese documentary film directed by Zhao Liang about environmental and public health effects of Chinese and Mongolian coal mining based on the Divine Comedy (2015)

 

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 1:00PM–3:00PM & 6:00PM–8:00PM

DANTE ACTIVITIES, ARTS, & RECEPTION AT BRIDWELL

1:00PM–3:00PM: Dante Cookies, Iced Coffee, & Commedia  

6:00PM–8:00PM: Opening Reception at Bridwell, Music, & Art Show

 

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 8:30AM–9:00PM

DETAILED SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER 2ND EVENTS: CONFERENCE, BANQUET, & CONCERT

 

COFFEE & INTRODUCTIONS AT PROTHRO HALL'S GREAT HALL

8:30AM: Coffee in Prothro Hall's Great Hall

9AM–9:15AM: Introductions & Welcome

 

PANEL 1: THEOLOGY, ETHICS, & RELIGION    

9:15AM–10:30AM:  Moderator Introductions, Presenters, Respondent, & Panel Discussion

10:30–10:45AM: 15-minute break

 

PANEL 2: MYSTICISM, PSYCHOLOGY, ART, & THE BOOK    

10:45AM–12:00PM: Moderator Introductions, Presenters, Respondent, & Panel Discussion  

 

LUNCH & KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

12:00-1:30PM: Lunch & Keynote Speaker Alexs Thompson, (UChicago, Phd.) "Dante, Allegory, and War" —Author of memoir I’ll Go: War, Religion, Coming Home, from Cairo to Kansas City (2020)

 

PANEL DISCUSSION 3: HUMANITY, CREATION, SOCIETY

1:30PM–3:00PM: Moderator Introductions, Presenters, Respondent, & Panel Discussion

3:00PM–3:15PM: 15-minute break

 

ROUNDTABLE: TEACHING DANTE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

3:15PM–4:00PM: Studies in the 21st Century: Challenges, Opportunities, & Infernos

4:00PM–4:10PM: Conference Concluding Remarks and Final Discussion 

4:10PM–5:00PM: Pre-Banquet Break  

 

13TH CENTURY TUSCAN BANQUET & PERFORMANCE OUTSIDE IN FRONT OF PERKINS CHAPEL (TICKETS REQUIRED)

PURCHASE BANQUET TICKETS

5:00PM–7:15PM: 13th Century Tuscan Banquet Served Buffet Style & Performance (TICKETS ON SALE NOW) 

5:45PM–6:45PM: Dante Performance Vivian Allvin

  

CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY NEW WORKS OF MUSIC INSPIRED BY DANTE PERFORMED IN PERKINS CHAPEL 

Arash Noori                        Gabrielle Cerberville               Harold Recinos                      Marcell Steuernagel

7:30PM–9PM: Classical and newly commissioned works of music and poetry performed at Perkins Chapel. Artists include Arash Noori, Gabrielle Cerberville, Harold Recinos, and Marcell Steuernagel. 

 

Date:
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Time:
9:00am - 9:00pm
Campus:
Bridwell Library
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