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Interpreting The Sacred in Dante’s ‘Comedy’

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Interpreting The Sacred in Dante’s ‘Comedy’

King’s Building, Strand Campus, King’s College London

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Robert Rauschenberg: Canto IV: Limbo, Circle One, The Virtuous Pagans, 1958 (detail). Solvent transfer drawing, cut-and-pasted paper, pencil, gouache and watercolour on paper. 36.8 x 29.2 cm. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Speakers include

  • Dr Ed Krčma - Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of East Anglia
  • Dr Vittorio Montemaggi - Lecturer in Religion and the Arts, King's College London

Organised by

  • Professor Ben Quash - King’s College London
  • Dr Scott Nethersole - The Courtauld Institute of Art
Open to all, free admission

places are limited and will be available on a first-come first-served basis

About the seminar series
The seminar on Sacred Traditions and the Arts is a joint venture between the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s and The Courtauld. It seeks to place researchers in dialogue who are working on any aspect of the sacred and visual culture. It is open to all scholars and students who have an interest in exploring the intersections of religion and art regardless of period, geography or tradition.

Ed Krčma is Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of East Anglia. His research focuses upon the history and theory of drawing after 1945 and his monograph, Rauschenberg/Dante: Drawing a Modern Inferno, was published by Yale University Press in 2017.

Vittorio Montemaggi is Lecturer in Religion and the Arts in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College London. His research to date has focused primarily on intersections between theology and literature, and on the work of Dante and Primo Levi. His Reading Dante’s Commedia as Theology: Divinity Realized in Human Encounter was published by Oxford University Press in 2016.

There will be time for discussion and questions following the papers. The event will be concluded by an informal reception.

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