Associate Professor of Italian Studies Beatrice Arduini is taking part in a new series of podcasts Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in our time.
This collaborative initiative between New York University's Department of Italian Studies and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, and the Dante Society of America aims to produce podcast conversations about all 100 cantos of the Divine Comedy, to be completed within the seventh centenary of Dante's death in 2021.
Three of Professor Arduini's conversations, with Marco Aresu (Wesleyan University) on Inferno 19, with Isabella Magni (Rutgers University) on Inferno 20, and with Jelena Todorović (University of Wisconsin) on Purgatorio 20, are now available. All episodes will be available for viewing and listening from the "Canto per Canto" YouTube channel.
The podcasts will be available as YouTube videos, hosted and archived by NYU and the Dante Society of America. Episodes are released on Mondays and Wednesdays, though not necessarily in numerical order, with postings to the Twitter and Facebook accounts of the Dante Society, NYU Italian Studies, and NYU Casa Italiana. All episodes to date are available for viewing and listening from the "Canto per Canto" YouTube channel
Professor Arduini is also involved with a new initiative "Friburgo legge Petrarca" from the Italian Department of the University of Fribourg coordinated by Professor Paolo Borsa. This initiative seeks to create an online reading recording of Petrarch's collection of poems, Rerum vulgarium fragmenta, using padlet, one poem a day, between April 6, 2020 and April 6, 2021. Professor Arduini contributed by reading sonnets 215, 326 and 328.