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Humanities Center Lecture: Tommaso Campanella and the Vision of 'The City of the Sun'

Posted 04/22/2014
Submitted by Beth Richards
Category: Campus Announcements

On Tuesday, April 22, Humanities Center Fellow Professor Maria Frank will present “Tommaso Campanella and the Vision of The City of the Sun.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Mali II auditorium (Dana Hall 202).

This lecture will explore the vision of Tommaso Campanella, poet, man of science (astrology, medicine), religious reformer, philosopher, and political thinker, whose work stands out for its polemical view of Machiavelli’s Prince, and for the meaning and role assigned to religion in the solar society.

Maria E. Frank is Professor of Italian Studies. She received her A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, and the Laurea from University “Orientale” in Naples, Italy. Her writing includes two books and nine articles, and she has translated critical essays from Russian into Italian, and contemporary poems from Italian into English for literary and scholarly magazines.