International Seminar on Critical Approaches to Dante – 4 May 2019

ISCAD4-137-DSA-SymposiumYou may consult the conference’s website here.

 

Program

Saturday, May 4

8:30am – 9:00am Continental breakfast

9:00am – 10:00am 137th Annual Meeting of the Dante Society of America (open to DSA members only)

  • Albert R. Ascoli (University of California, Berkeley), President, Dante Society of America

10:00am – 10:30am Greetings and Welcome

  • S. Bancheri (University of Toronto)
  • A. Ruggera (Istituto Italiano di Cultura)
  • E. Brilli (University of Toronto)

10:30am – 11:30am Keynote Lecture on Plurilingualism

  • Manuele Gragnolati (Paris IV – La Sorbonne), Dante’s Plurilngualism and the Complexity of Literature
  • Introduced by Suzanne Akbari (University of Toronto)

11:30am – 12:00am Coffee Break

12:00am – 1:30pm Roundtable on Plurilingualism

  • Chair: William Robins (University of Toronto)
  • Ambrogio Camozzi Pistoja (Harvard University), Plurilingualism and Readership
  • Gary Cestaro (DePaul University), Plurilingualism and Gender, Body and lingua materna
  • Francesca Southerden (Oxford University), Plurilingualism and Particularity

1:30pm – 2:30pm Buffet Lunch

2:30pm – 3:30pm Keynote Lecture 

  • Marcello Ciccuto (Università di Pisa & Società Dantesca Italiana), Giotto, Dante, Francesco da Barberino: alle fonti del ‘visibile parlare’
  • Introduced by Albert R. Ascoli (University of California, Berkeley)

3:30pm – 4:00pm Coffee Break

4:00pm – 6:00pm Roundtable on Visibile Parlare

  • Chair: Elisa Brilli (University of Toronto)
  • Suzanne Akbari (University of Toronto), Visibile Parlare and Ekphrasis
  • Aida Audeh (Hamline University), Visibile Parlare and Visual Arts
  • Luca Fiorentini (Accademia dei Lincei), Visibile Parlare and the Secolare commento
  • Eloisa Morra (University of Toronto), Visibile Parlare and Twentieth Century Italian Visual Culture
  • Arielle Saiber (Bowdoin College), Visibile Parlare and the Invisible

6:00pm Conclusions

 

Practicalities

Please refer to the ISCAD website for information on travel, lodging, parking, and meeting venues.

Contacts and Credits

Symposium convener

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ISCAD committee

  • Elisa Brilli, University of Toronto
  • William Robins, University of Toronto
  • Justin Steinberg, University of Chicago

ISCAD research assistants

  • Kelsey Cunningham, University of Toronto
  • Sara Galli, University of Toronto

Credits

This is a joint event organized by the Dante Society of America and the International Seminar on Critical Approaches to Dante (ISCAD), which has been based at the University of Toronto since 2015 and supported by a wide network both within and outside this institution: