Conference Contribution Details
Mandatory Fields
O'Connell, Daragh
Dante's Disco Inferno: Popular Culture and the Commedia
Lecture examines Dante's enduring prensence in popular culture today and interrogates how his text is mediated
Italian Cultural Institute, Dublin
Plenary Lecture
Optional Fields
Dante's text still exerts a powerful hold on the western imagination today. This lecture examines how this influence is manifest in decidedly popular forms of culture: from comic books, computer games, crime novels, tv show to Hollywood blockbusters - Dante is re-appropriated, adapted, refashioned and in many ways distorted.