Enjoy the wonder of Dante’s Commedia, without knowing the language!
In his Divine Comedy, Dante addresses the reader with the belief that he will be read by the people of the future.
Inspired by the poetry of the three cantiche, you will go into Dante’s journey, from the underground to heaven, but placed in the context of our human condition, on our earth.
This workshop will be taught in English, with reading of the text in both Italian and English. No prior knowledge of Italian required.
About the Tutor
Viviana Fiorentino is a writer. She is passionate about communicating and sharing her passion for literature with people who study Italian as a second language and outside a strictly academic context.
She did her PhD in Italy in 2008, then she moved to Berlin, a city where she has lived and did research at the University as post-doc. She continued travelling and moving across Europe, from Switzerland to Germany, England, then Belfast in September 2013, where she worked at Queen’s University as researcher and where she is still living. In 2017, she left the academia to focus on the writing of novels and curate her poetry collections. She was awarded poetry prizes and took part in Literature Festivals and Poetry Readings. In 2018 she took part to ‘LabeLLit 2018: Take Me Home… A Thousand Times’. She is collaborating with the Italian LITblog ‘Poetarum Silva’ and published her poems in international magazines. Recently, she published her first novel and a new collection of poems.
Viviana loves words in all their forms, from reading to writing. She enjoys watercolour painting, playing the piano and knowing the world through travelling. Words of her body are Tango, Aikido and Yoga. She has a very tiny garden that she is trying to care for like her soul.