October 23, 2015
Marathon reading of Dante's epic poem 'Divine Comedy'
In honor of the medieval Italian poet Dante's 750th birthday, the modern languages department and the Italian program at K-State are organizing a marathon reading of his epic poem the "Divine Comedy." The reading will start at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, and last until around 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in the Coffman Commons, between Eisenhower and the Hale Library — rain or shine because we have a tent.
The day's events will begin with an introduction by Anthony Nussmeier, professor of Italian, and the marathon reading will commence at 9:20 a.m. The occasion also will feature a medieval-inspired art exhibit by Jason Scuilla, associate professor of art, and the K-State Pussycat Printmaking Society. Light refreshments will be served throughout day and night.
More than 60 students, faculty, staff and community members have signed up to read a canto from the poem, but readers are still being sought. Interested readers can sign up directly on the Google doc spreadsheet, or by emailing Anthony Nussmeier at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in reading, listening or both, stop by Coffman Commons between 9 a.m and 2 a.m. to participate in the reading of the world's greatest work of literature.