The Implications of Reading Brian Stock Colloquium – 15 March 2019

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The colloquium, organized by Gur Zak and Sarah Powrie, offers an opportunity to consider the legacy and influence of Brian Stock’s scholarship on the history of reading.

REGISTRATION

Conference speakers are automatically registered. Others wishing to register should do so through the Eventbrite website. Registration is free of charge.

DATE AND TIME

Fri, 15 March 2019

8:30 AM – 7:00 PM EDT

LOCATION

Rm 112 of the Victoria College Building

73 Queen’s Park Crescent East

Toronto, ON M5S 2C3

 

SCHEDULE

Room 112 (Alumni Hall) of the Victoria College Building

8:15 Registration and Welcome

8:45 Opening Remarks

OPENING LECTURE, 9:00-9:30

Aviad Kleinberg, Tel Aviv University, “The Life of Brian”

SESSION 1: 9:30-11:00

Seth Lerer, UC San Diego, “The Textualized Augustine and Late Antique Communities”

Paul Saenger, Newberry Library, “Augustine’s Ideas on Vision and the Evolving Format of the Patristic Page”

Sarah Spence, Medieval Academy of America, “Augustine, Vergil and the Geography of Loss”

11:00-11:30 coffee

SESSION 2: 11:30-12:45

John Magee, University of Toronto, “Boethius and the Legacy of Alexander of Aphrodisias”

Marcia Colish, Yale University, “Self-Baptism in the Middle Ages”

Bruce Holsinger, University of Virginia, “Augustine the Eater”

1:00-2:30 Lunch

SESSION 3: 2:30-4:00

Willemien Otten, University of Chicago, “Naturalism without Mediation: William of Conches and Hildegard of Bingen on Thinking Nature”

Suzanne Akbari, University of Toronto ,”Allegory and Integument, from the Victorines to Christine de Pizan”

Elisa Brilli, University of Toronto, “Dante’s Inner Dialogues”

4:00-4:30 coffee

SESSION 4: 4:30-6:00

Albert Ascoli, UC Berkeley, “Believe Me! Stories of Reading in the Early Modern Period”

Jane Tylus, Yale University, “Listening for the congedo: scenes of goodbye in the Renaissance”

Giuseppe Mazzotta, Yale University, “”What is Vico’s New Science About? Vico’s Imaginary Dialogue with St. Augustine”

CONCLUDING LECTURE, 6:00-6:30

Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto, “A Scholarly Friendship”