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De vulgari eloquentia: Dante’s Laboratory of Vernacular Speech

April 7
9:00 am
- 7:30 pm

An International Symposium; The Global Dante Project of New York

Morning at COLUMBIA (Italian Academy);
Afternoon at NYU (Casa Italiana).

Directors: Maria Luisa Ardizzone (NYU) & Teodolinda Barolini (Columbia)

PRESENTED BY NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: Department of Italian Studies; Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò; Medieval and Renaissance Center
IN COLLABORATION WITH COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: Department of Italian; Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America

Conference Details

Morning Session (9 am – 1 pm)
Italian Academy, Columbia University
1161 Amsterdam Ave (just south of 118th St)

9:00 Welcome
David Freedberg, Director, Italian Academy, Columbia University
Jo Ann Cavallo, Chair, Department of Italian, Columbia University
Teodolinda Barolini, Department of Italian, Columbia University & The Global Dante Project of New York

Presentations marked with ** will be in Italian.

9:15 – 11:15 Panel I
Panel I Moderator: Alessandro Vettori, Rutgers University
Irène Rosier-Catach, Directrice de recherches au CNRS: A Political Reading of Dante’s vulgare illustre
**Mirko Tavoni, Università di Pisa: Il pubblico del De vulgari eloquentia, la biografia di Dante e la sua creatività progettuale (presentation in Italian)
**Roberto Antonelli, Università di Roma, La Sapienza: Dalla “Cittade” al mondo: Il De vulgari eloquentia nella prospettiva dantesca (presentation in Italian)

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 1:00 Panel II
Panel II Moderator: Julie Van Peteghem, Hunter College
Gary Cestaro, DePaul University: “Anteriora posteriora putantes”: Queer Reflections in/on Dante’s De Vulgari Eloquentia
Alison Cornish, University of Michigan: Sound It Out: Talking Beasts and Human Instruments in Dante’s Theory of Language

1:00 – 3:00 Break: Conference moves to NYU

Afternoon Session (3 pm – 7:30 pm)
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University
24 West 12th Street

3:00 Opening Remarks
Georgina Dopico, Dean Of Humanities NYU

Welcome
David Forgacs, Chair, Department of Italian Studies
Stefano Albertini, Director, Casa Italiana ZerilliMarimò, NYU
Karl Appuhn, Director of Medieval and Renaissance Center, NYU
Maria Luisa Ardizzone, Department of Italian Studies & The Global Dante Project of New York

Presentations marked with ** will be in Italian.

3:15 – 4:45: Panel III
Panel III Moderator: Susanna Barsella, Fordham University
**Piero Boitani, Università di Roma, La Sapienza: Il canone del De vulgari eloquentia (presentation in Italian)
Teodolinda Barolini, Columbia University: From Presumptuosissima Eva to Beatrix Loquax: Some Notes on Language, Pride, and Gender

4:45 – 5:00 Coffee Break

5:00 – 6:30 Panel IV
Panel IV Moderator: Simone Marchesi, Princeton University
Maria Luisa Ardizzone, New York University: “Accipiendo vel compilando ab aliis”. Reading Dante with Dante: Mapping the Vocabulary
Paolo Pellegrini, Università di Verona: De vulgari eloquentia: Text and Context

6:30 – 7:30 Reception

 

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Venue

Italian Academy (Columbia University)
1161 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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