The SIS President, Simon Gilson, will deliver an inaugural Lecture on ‘Arriving before us’: seeing, ingenuity and imagination in Dante’.

During his inaugural lecture, Professor Gilson will show how ideas about vision and cognate faculties such as the wits and the imagination are central to Dante’s masterpiece, the Commedia. Understanding these concerns helps us to appreciate not only how his narrative is structured and enlivened but also raises fundamental questions about the poem’s status, ultimate themes and messages.

Tuesday 22 October 2019, 17:00-18:00


Taylor Institute