Oct 04 2009
All sessions meet in Wieboldt 207 on alternate Fridays at 12 pm unless otherwise indicated.
Friday, April 9. Heather Allen (PhD Candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures, Spanish); on “Cannibalizing the Text: Transcription as Commentary in New Spain.”
Friday, April 23. Michael Subialka (PhD Candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures, Italian, and the Committee on Social Thought); on “Transforming Plato: Tommaso Campanella’s La città del sole, the Republic, and the New Science.”
Thursday, May 6, at 4:30pm. Élisabeth Crouzet-Pavan (Professor of Medieval History, L’Université Paris-Sorbonne).
Friday, May 7 – Saturday, May 8, Rosenwald 405. Conference on “Intellectual Exchange and Networks” in collaboration with Renaissance Workshop and Early Modern Workshop.
Friday, May 21. Carmela Mattza (PhD Candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures, Spanish).
Friday, June 4. Robert Kendric (Professor of Music, The University of Chicago); on “What’s in the Letters? Early Modern Exegesis and Music in Lamentations.”
Friday, January 15. Rebecca Zorach (Associate Professor of Art History, The University of Chicago); on “Turning the Triangle Upside Down in Quattrocento Florence.”
Wednesday, January 27, at 3:00 pm. Beth Anderson (PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, Italian, The University of Chicago); on “Can We Just Be Friends? The Relationship Between Petrarch and Laura in the Triumphs and the Canzoniere.”
Friday, February 12. Nancy Canepa (Associate Professor of French and Italian, Dartmouth College); on “Once Upon a Time, in Naples: Crisis of Exemplarity and Enchantment of the Everyday in Basile’s cunti.”
Friday, February 26. Richard Strier (Frank L. Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor of English, The University of Chicago); on “Earthly Petrarch.”
Friday, March 5. Anita Damjanovic (PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, The University of Chicago); on “The Prodigious Magician and His Servants: the Role of Clarín and Moscón.”
Friday, October 9. Katie Chenoweth (Harper Fellow in Romance Languages and Literatures, French); on “The Definition of Montaigne’s Language.”
Friday, October 16, in CWAC 156. Lina Bolzoni (Global Distinguished Professor of Italian Studies at New York University and Professor of Italian Literature at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa); on “A Window into the Heart: Double-sided Portraits and Literary Models.” Co-sponsored with the Department of Art History.
Monday, October 19, from 4:30-6:00 pm. María José Álvarez Faedo (Professor of Comparative Literature, Universidad de Oviedo); on “Don Quixote’s Voyage to Perfidious Albion: The Translation of Humour and Satire in 18th-Century English Versions of Cervantes’s Masterpiece.”
Friday, November 6. David Arbesú (Professor of Spanish, Augustana College); on “Towards a Reconstruction of Spain’s Lost Epic Poems.”
Friday, November 20. Maggie Fritz-Morkin (PhD Candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures, Italian); on “Andreuccio at the Well.”
Friday, December 4. Larry Norman (Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, French, The University of Chicago); on “Being Modern in Early-Modern France: Antiquity After Humanism.”
Friday, April 17. Elizabeth Anderson (graduate student, Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago); on “Friendship and Petrarch’s Poetics of Love in the Triumphus Cupidinis.”
Friday, April 24. Daniel K. Gullo (graduate student, History, University of Chicago); on “Indulgences, Images and the Reform of the Confraternity of Montserrat.”
Monday, May 4 at 4:30 pm. Erminia Ardissino (Associate Professor, Università di Torino); on “Scrittura visiva e musicale nelle lettere di Galileo.” Co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.
Thursday, May 7. Julian Weiss (Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Spanish and Director of the Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies, King’s College, London); on “Between the censor and the critic: the emergence of the literary subject in Early Modern Spain.” Co-sponsored by the Committee on Social Thought.
Friday, May 8. Sherry Roush (Associate Professor of Italian, Penn State University), on “Tommaso Campanella’s Humanistic Imperative.”
Friday, May 15 at 2 pm. Joan Lluis Llinàs (Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago, Professor in the Dept. of Philosophy at the University of the Balearic Islands), on “Machiavelli and the Dawn of the Modern Thinking.”
Friday, May 22. 12:30 pm. Carmela Mattza (graduate student, Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago), on “From Estrella to Elisabeth of France: Reading La vida es sueño as Speculum Reginae.”
Friday, January 30. Bernard McGinn (Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology and of the History of Christianity, The Divinity School, University of Chicago), on “Miguel de Molinos: A Theological Reappraisal.”
Friday, February 13, noon. Iva Olah (graduate student, Art History, University of Chicago), on “Memory, magic, and magi: the ars memoria in late fifteenth-century Italian print culture.”
Friday, February 13. 4 pm. WB 408. José Antonio Rodríguez Garrido (Profesor principal de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú), on “El teatro cortesano en la Lima colonial: recepción y prácticas escénicas.”
Friday, February 20. Jorge Abril Sánchez (graduate student, Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago), on “Don Quixote as a hueste antigua: A Pastoral Wild Hunt Leading to the Underworld.”
Friday, February 27. Jean Balsamo (Professor of French Literature, Université de Reims), on “Three French travellers in Malta (1588-1616).”
Wednesday, March 11. Shawn Keener (graduate student, Music, University of Chicago), on “The giustiniana as everyday practice: male conviviality in Venetian life,” a chapter from her dissertation entitled “The giustiniana phenomenon and Venetian cultural memory, 1400-1600.”
Wednesday, October 8 at 5:30 pm. Marco Arnaudo (Assistant Professor of Italian, Indiana University-Bloomington), on “Reading the Invisible Text: Accetto, Pallavicino, Machiavelli.” Co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.
Friday, October 10. Martha Feldman (Professor of Music, University of Chicago), on “Castrato De Luxe: Blood, Gifts, and Goods.”
Friday, October 24. Enrique García Santo-Tomás (Professor of Spanish, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), on “Galileo in Spain: Science and Fiction(s).”
Friday, November 14. Jennifer Haraguchi (graduate student, Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago), on “Theater and Mortification for Rich and Poor Girls in Seventeenth-Century Florence.”
Friday, December 5. Rivi Handler-Spitz (graduate student, Comparative Literature, University of Chicago), on “Unsteady Signification in Social and Material Life: Clothing, Money, and Books,” a chapter from her dissertation entitled “Diversity, Deception, and Discernment in the Late Sixteenth Century: A Comparative Study of Li Zhi’s A Book to Burn and Montaigne’s Essays.” Co-sponsored by the Workshop on Literature and Cultural History in Pre-Modern East Asia.