Paget Toynbee Lecture 2017 - CANCELLED

We regret to announce that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Paget Toynbee Lecture 2017 has been cancelled.

The Oxford Dante Society present the Paget Toynbee Lecture 2017.

Professor Albert Ascoli (Berkeley), President of the Dante Society of America


‘Back to Nature: Giotto and Cavalcanti between Dante and Boccaccio’


Taylorian Institute, Tuesday 23 May at 5pm


Professor Ascoli is an eminent scholar in Medieval and Early Modern Italian culture. His interests include the relations between literary form and history; the author-reader relationship; the construction of Italian national identity; literary politics of gender; Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Ariosto, Shakespeare. He is the author of the celebrated study, Dante and the Making of a Modern Author (Cambridge, 2008), and has recently completed editing the Cambridge Companion to Petrarch (2015).


The Lecture will be followed by a reception. All welcome.

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