Sandow Birk is a renowned artist whose work critically addresses social issues in American culture. He has translated and illustrated a modern vernacular edition of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, setting it in the contemporary United States, and has produced an English interpretation of the Qur’an with scenes of contemporary American life as visual metaphors. His creative images accompanying the Qur’an and the Divine Comedy pose questions about the limits of interpretation, the relationship of text and image, and the role of the arts in social and political critique.
Please join us for a talk and conversation with Birk about his work in Rare Books & Special Collections on the ground floor of Hesburgh Library.
This event is made possible by support from the Henkels Lecture Fund, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, as well as the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies, and the Program in Liberal Studies.
Originally published at italianstudies.nd.edu.