Student orgs to reinterpret medieval author

Student orgs to reinterpret medieval author

by UA&P News Desk on January 17, 2011 - 4:57 pm

Cultural organizations in the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) will celebrate the works of Italian poet Dante Alighieri in the upcoming Dante Week from February 7 to 11.

The Creative Writers’ Guild and theater group VIARE lead the week that aims to spotlight the medieval writer with a student contest calling for original reinterpretations of lines or scenes from Dante’s transcendent epic The Divine Comedy through film, photography, traditional and digital art.

Dante Week, with the theme “Dante Interpreted”, will also feature a talk entitled “Dante Incognito: The Unknown Dante” by distinguished playwright and educator Dr. Paul Dumol and theology expert Fr. Edgar Soria on February 9, 2011.

Dr. Dumol and Fr. Soria will examine Dante’s last long poem in which the writer confesses how his intense desire for a woman overpowers his free will, while absolving himself of any guilt for anything he may do under the influence of severe longing.

Poetry and microfiction reading over lunch will also be presented by I-Mic and MixTape at the CAS Garden for on February 8 and 10 at 12:30 pm.

The UA&P Chorale will also perform  “Riveder le Stelle” or “We Beheld Once Again the Stars”, a chorale piece based on Dante during the closing ceremony at 6:30 pm in Telengtan Hall.

Involved student organizations are looking to expound on themes found in Dante’s works such as virtue, justice, the human soul and the various dimensions of love.

Interested contestants of the Dante Week Art Contest may go to the Universitas Online Announcements page for the contest guidelines. #

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