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040414i-DickensThe Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts’ free weekend lecture is particularly on point: It explores the common moral systems of Dante and Charles Dickens and their relevance to today’s world.

The speaker, Susan Jhirad, is author of “Dickens’ Inferno: The Moral World of Charles Dickens.”

Jhirad is also professor emerita of English at North Shore Community College, where she served as chairwoman of the English Department. She has a doctorate in romance languages and literature from Harvard University and has written for The Boston Globe, Women’s Review of Books, Radical Teacher and Ms. magazine, among others. She has a chapter in the recent book “Class and the College Classroom,” published by Bloomsbury Press.

The lecture is at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, 41 Hampshire St., Kendall Square.

This post was written from a press release.

 

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