OBLONG ONLINE: The Power of Literature in Times of Crisis - A Talk by Professor Joseph Luzzi, PhD

Event date: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Via Zoom

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Professor Joseph Luzzi, PhD

Throughout history, cultures have often turned to great writers for their insights in times of crisis—something we can now viscerally relate to during the challenges of life and work during the Coronavirus pandemic. In this brand new talk, award-winning professor, author, and speaker Joseph Luzzi will discuss how some of the world’s greatest books—including works by Dante, Boccaccio, Brontë, Camus, Orwell, Atwood and more—can stimulate our thoughts and widen our perspectives through the power of the written word. Explore beloved classics past and present and see how authors can help us think through the challenges of life and even find hope for moving forward.

Joseph Luzzi received his PhD from Yale University and is Professor of Comparative Literature and Faculty Member in Italian Studies at Bard College. He is the author of 5 books, including My Two Italies, a New York Times Editors’ Choice” selection and In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love, which has been translated into German, Italian, and Korean. His many awards include a Yale College Teaching Prize, Dante Society of America Essay Prize, and Wallace Fellowship at Villa I Tatti, Harvard’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. In 2017 he was named Cittadino Onorario/Honorary Citizen in Acri, Calabria, his Italian parents’ birthplace.


Professor Luzzi recommends the following books in connection with this talk & signed copies of his books - MY TWO ITALIES & IN A DARK WOOD are also available:

The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno By Dante Alighieri, Mark Musa (Translated by), Mark Musa (Introduction by), Mark Musa (Commentaries by) Cover Image
By Dante Alighieri, Mark Musa (Translated by), Mark Musa (Introduction by), Mark Musa (Commentaries by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780142437223
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

The Decameron By Giovanni Boccaccio, G. H. McWilliam (Translated by), G. H. McWilliam (Introduction by), G. H. McWilliam (Notes by) Cover Image
By Giovanni Boccaccio, G. H. McWilliam (Translated by), G. H. McWilliam (Introduction by), G. H. McWilliam (Notes by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780140449303
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003

Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060850524
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - October 17th, 2006

The Plague (Vintage International) By Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert (Translated by) Cover Image
By Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert (Translated by)
$15.00
This item is not currently available to order.
ISBN: 9780679720218
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel): A Novel By Margaret Atwood, Renee Nault (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margaret Atwood, Renee Nault (Illustrator)
$23.95
ISBN: 9780385539241
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 3-8 Days
Published: Nan A. Talese - March 26th, 2019