Deadline Sep 26 | CfP for SIS Themed Conference 'Dante Resisting/Resisting Dante'

Please see the below CfP for the 2018 SIS Themed Conference (5-6 April, 2018, University of Sussex), which is still open.
Dante’s Commedia is simultaneously a site of resistance–politically, theologically, personally, poetically–to the ills Dante identified in the world, and a site of authority, in which a very particular, teleological, literary and historical stance is adopted and thoroughly, often belligerently pursued in ways that seem to stifle resistance. We are seeking papers which approach both sides of Dante’s text(s), looking at the ways in which Dante articulates resistance to his historical moment and literary forebears, and shedding light on (and even resisting) Dante’s construction of a ostensibly monolithic authority in his works including and especially the Commedia. We will also consider papers on ways in which the figure and works of Dante have been used as tools of resistance by later readers.
Please send a title, short abstract (no more that 250 words), and brief biographical statement to David Bowe ( or Helena Phillips-Robins ( by 26 September.
All the best,
David & Helena
Dr David Bowe
Victoria Maltby Junior Research Fellow
Somerville College, University of Oxford