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Coverage for grant FZ-272292-20

Dante's American Afterlife
Guy Raffa, University of Texas, Austin

Grant details:

Guy Raffa on Dante's Bones and Dante’s American Inferno (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Matthew Treherne
Publication: Leeds Dante Podcast
Date: 2/7/2021
Abstract: A podcast conversation about Guy Raffa’s recent book, Dante’s Bones, and his current research projected on Dante’s American Inferno.

Dante’s Bones, or, a History of the Idea of Italy (Media Coverage)
Publication: Historically Thinking
Date: 10/28/2021
Abstract: In 1321 Dante Alighieri died in the city of Ravenna, near the shores of the Adriatic. In the years since his perpetual exile from his native Florence, he had lived in a variety of places in Italy. Now he was at rest. But in future centuries even his bones would continue to move, although not so far as his body had moved in life. And, as his body diminished, his influence and legacy grew and grew, sometimes appearing in the oddest of places. Ultimately, the history of Dante’s bones is the history of the idea of Italy.

Follow Dante’s Footsteps Through Italy (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jennifer Billock
Publication: Smithsonian Magazine
Date: 4/7/2021
Abstract: An article for the 700th anniversary of the Dante’s death, with information on his birthplace, Florentine churches, and his tomb in Ravenna.

Dante (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Ric Burns
Publication: PBS television and RAI 2 (Italian television)
Date: 9/17/2021
Abstract: Interview for "Dante," a 3-part documentary film directed by Ric Burns for RAI DUE in Fall 2021 and PBS in Spring 2022