Becoming Perfect in the Middle Ages

When and Where

Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Online via Zoom - see event description for further information


George Ferzoco (Goggio Visiting Professor 2021)


This is Lecture 4 of a series given by Professor George Ferzoco as Goggio Visiting Professor for 2021. 

The ways medieval people viewed spiritual and artistic perfection and perfectibility will be outlined and illustrated by the progression of selected characters and themes in Dante’s Commedia.

Following a quarter century at British universities, George Ferzoco is Visiting Fellow in the Calgary Institute for the Humanities. He is based in the Department of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary, where he is Adjunct Senior Instructor; he is also a member of the Department of History. A Toronto native, he completed his B.A. at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto; with Pier Giorgio Di Cicco, George is the only Toronto B.A. to date hold this Goggio visiting professorship. George’s research focuses on late medieval religious culture, especially on official and popular propaganda. He has published on Dante, saints’ cults, and manuscripts. He has lectured on such topics (as well as on Federico Fellini) throughout Australia, Europe, and North America, as well as in South Africa.


To attend this lecture, please register at this link.  You will receive a confirmation email one day before the event containing information about joining the lecture.

All times stated in Eastern time.

Contact Information


Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies - University of Toronto