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SETTIMANA DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA NEL MONDO 2021:

“Dante, L’Italiano,” by Dr. Virginia Jewiss

Saturday October 23rd – Chevy Chase Village Hall

5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

from 4:00 to 6:00pm

The 21st edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World is dedicated to Dante Alighieri, often considered the “Father of the Italian Language.” Dante, who wrote the Divine Comedy in the vernacular rather than Latin, brought literary authority and prestige to Italian and shaped the direction this new language would take. He argues for the eloquence of the vernacular in his remarkable essay De Vulgari Eloquentia and for its efficacy in his Vita Nuova. Key passages from these works will highlight Dante’s extraordinary linguistic creativity and his enduring contributions to the beauty and power of Italian.

From 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the adjacent room, Maestra Fiorenza Castelli will entertain children 4-12 in a THEMED WORKSHOP “Dante, l’Italiano” to teach children the importance of the sommo poeta for our language and our culture. Story time will include the reading of “Il viaggio di Dante – Un’avventura infernale” by Virginia Jewiss. The workshop will end with a meeting with the author!

Free

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Categories: ,

Cultural Event

SETTIMANA DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA NEL MONDO 2021:

“Dante, L’Italiano,” by Dr. Virginia Jewiss

Saturday October 23rd – Chevy Chase Village Hall

5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

from 4:00 to 6:00pm

The 21st edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World is dedicated to Dante Alighieri, often considered the “Father of the Italian Language.” Dante, who wrote the Divine Comedy in the vernacular rather than Latin, brought literary authority and prestige to Italian and shaped the direction this new language would take. He argues for the eloquence of the vernacular in his remarkable essay De Vulgari Eloquentia and for its efficacy in his Vita Nuova. Key passages from these works will highlight Dante’s extraordinary linguistic creativity and his enduring contributions to the beauty and power of Italian.

From 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the adjacent room, Maestra Fiorenza Castelli will entertain children 4-12 in a THEMED WORKSHOP “Dante, l’Italiano” to teach children the importance of the sommo poeta for our language and our culture. Story time will include the reading of “Il viaggio di Dante – Un’avventura infernale” by Virginia Jewiss. The workshop will end with a meeting with the author!

Free

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