Participants: My Dante speakers
Corinna Salvadori Lonergan is Emeritus Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin where she has been teaching Dante for some fifty years in the Italian Department. President of the Associazione Internazionale Professori di Italiano, and an editor of that association’s biennial publication, Civiltà Italiana; Cavaliere all'Ordine della Repubblica; author of Yeats and Castiglione: Poet and Courtier, Dublin, 1965; editor of Lorenzo de' Medici, Selected Writings, with an English verse translation of the Rappresentazione di San Giovanni e Paolo, Dublin, 1992; an editor of the volume Italian Culture: Interactions, Transpositions, Translations, Dublin 2006. Her verse translations include Lorenzo de' Medici's Ambra and Poliziano's Orfeo.
Dr Chris Carter was born in Sussex in 1939. He read Classics at Cambridge & in 1963 became a lecturer in the Latin Dept at St Andrews. He's been here ever since. For 30-odd years his main academic interest was in teaching & focussed on comparative "Practical Criticism" of Latin & English literature, expressive translation into English, Greek & Roman art, palaeography & textual scholarship and Medieval Latin Lyric. He is eternally grateful Classics brought him to St Andrews (and Scotland) 49 years ago but English & Art History are his true passions. He doesn't write poetry: prose is problematic enough. But he's always been a voracious reader & relishes all forms of expressive language.
Robin MacKenzie was born in Bridge of Allan and grew up in Clackmannanshire. He studied at St Andrews and Cambridge and then taught English in Paris for several years before moving to South Wales in 1990 to take up a post as Lecturer in French at Swansea University. In 2004 he returned to St Andrews, where he completed an M. Litt. in Creative Writing in 2006 and is currently Honorary Lecturer in the School of Modern Languages. His academic publications include a critical study of Proust and various articles on other (mostly French) novelists; he has also had poems published in magazines in the UK and abroad.
StAnza 2012 Events:
Fri 16 March | My Dante
Enthusiasts introduce their favourite passages from the great mediaeval poet
Parliament Hall, South Street