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The Rockford Institute
928 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
Dr. Thomas Fleming, Dr. E. Christian Kopff, and Fr. Hugh Barbour.
(includes all lectures, five nights lodging, breakfasts and dinners)
If you are interested in the program but cannot attend, please consider donating to our student scholarship fund.
Summer School returns to the Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort overlooking the scenic Rock River. Only a limited number of rooms are available this year because of renovations. If you want to stay at Cliffbreakers, register today. First come, first served.
In addition to our regular accomodations, we are offering a lower-cost lodging alternative. Call (815) 964-5053 or e-mail Jason Stewart (email@example.com) for details.
Preliminary Reading List (13 February 2014)
Dante Alighieri, La Commedia
We are not requiring any specific translation, though I do have suggestions. I do not recommend the rather popular Mark Musa version, which will do in a pinch but is lacks the clarity of good prose without attaining to the level of competent verse.
I do recommend:
John Ciardi (available on Kindle or in print). Ciardi was a civilized man, competent in Italian, and among the better post WWII American poets. He was also a friend of our late editor and friend George Garret.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (in print or on Kindle), especially valuable for the notes.
Anthony Esolen, a good cultural conservative with sympathy for the text.
We shall probably be including some of Dante's earlier poetry and almost certainly the De Monarchia, but we shall keep you posted as our lecturers make their recommendations
*All prices increase $150 after April 30.
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