UO Insight Seminar Savors Dante's Paradiso

UO Insight Seminar Savors Dante's Paradiso


Saturdays, May 17 and 31, 9:30 a.m. - noon

Professor Gina Psaki, from the UO's Department of Romance Languages, will lead a journey through Dante's Paradiso in a UO Insight Seminar scheduled for two Saturdays: May 17 and May 31. The seminar sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Knight Library's Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid Street, on the UO campus. The registration fee for the noncredit, ungraded seminar is $45. Learn more and register online at https://library.uoregon.edu/administration/insight.html.

The Paradiso sometimes gets described as the hardest and most abstract of the three canticles. Don’t buy it. The Paradiso is the dessert! Sure, the flavors are complex; it’s for grownups, not youngsters; and you have to savor it, not bolt it. But Insight Seminar attendees (Insighters!) are known for enjoying and savoring the complex. Dante has trained his readers in the first two canticles, so “stretch out your necks for the bread of angels.”  The two seminar sessions will be followed by a third informal meeting, a literal feast, at the instructor's home in early June.

UO Insight Seminars provide an opportunity for the general public to re-engage with the liberal arts and experience the intellectual fulfillment that is the hallmark of a university education. The seminars focus on the humanities, particularly on “meaning of life” topics of keen interest to adults. They are aimed at people eager to return to real college-level reading and study. The seminars are noncredit and ungraded. Led by UO faculty members who are experts on the topics, the seminars require careful reading of both primary and secondary materials.

Additional seminars will be offered during May. For a complete list of topics, visit https://library.uoregon.edu/insightseminarsspring2014.

Created by ronr on Mar 28, 2014 Last updated May 15, 2014