Schedule of Speakers Academic Year 2012-2013

Spring 2013

Tuesday April 16th at 4:30 PM--Neringa Pukelis, Ph.D Candidate in Spanish presents a chapter from “Modes of Creation: Mimesis, Inventio, and the Chronicling of History in La saga/fuga de J.B.  

Thursday April 25th at 4:30 PM in Harper 103–Bruce Burningham, Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and Professor of Hispanic Studies and Theatre at Illinois State University presents: “Intertextuality and Ekphrasis in Los Barracos de Federico’s Caballero de Olmedo.

Friday May 3rd at 5:00 PM in Wieboldt 408–David Quint, Sterling Professor of Comparative Literature and English Yale University, presents “Modern Copyists: Dante, Ariosto, Vasari, and the Sistine Ceiling.
Professor Quint’s visit is co-sponsored with the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

Friday May 10th at 12:00 PM–David Allison Orsbon, Ph. D Student in Comparative Literature presents, “‘The Universe as Book: Dante’s Commedia as an Imprint of the Divine Mind.’”

Friday May 17th at 12:00 PM-Armando Maggi, Professor of Italian Literature and the Committee on the History of Culture, presents an overview on his current book project, “For a History of Renaissance Love Treatises: From Ficino to Tasso and Cervantes”

Winter 2013

Friday January 25 at 2:00

Roni Kubati, PH. D Candidate in Italian will present. Title TBA

Friday February 8 at 2:30 PM

Maggie Fitz-Morkin, PH.D Candidate in Italian will present and discuss, “Obscenity and Pedagogy in Petrarch’s Invective Contra Medicum.”

Respondent: Lawrence Hooper

Friday February 15 at 2:00 PM

Juan Camilo Acevedo, Ph. D Candidate in Spanish will present and discuss, “Cut, Copy and Paste: Publishing and Authorship in the Spanish Golden Age”

Respondent: Jose Estrada

Friday March 1 at 12:00 PM

Hosted in CWAC Room 152. Sharon Kinoshita, Professor of Literature, University of California Santa Cruz will present and discuss, “Re-orientations: The Worlding of Marco Polo.” This talk is co-sponsored with the Medieval Workshop.

Friday March 15 at 2:00 PM

Jeffrey Kwesi Coleman, Ph. D Candidate in Spanish will present and discuss a chapter of his dissertation, TBA

Respondent: Susana Perez


Fall 2013

October 12-13 2012 8 AM-6 PM

En Route: Journeys of the Body and the Soul in Iberian and Latin American Literatures, a graduate student conference sponsored by the Spanish Graduate Students Committee, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Division of the Humanities, the Divinity School, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Department of History, the Department of English, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, the University of Chicago Student Government and the Medieval Workshop.

Panels for the conference will be held in either the Franke Institute for the Humanities or inside the Regenstein Library.

For more information about the SGSC conference please visit the conference blog which includes information about the conference keynote speakers, the call for papers and the conference program.

Monday October 22 at 4:3o PM

Javier Moscoso, Research Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the Spanish National Research Council will present and discuss a book chapter from his latest book entitled: “Pain: A Cultural History”.

Wednesday November 21 at 4:30 PM

Chiara Montanari, Ph.D Candidate in Italian Title TBD.

Wednesday December 5 at 4:30 PM

Javier Irigoyen García, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign will present and discuss a paper entitled: “Moors dressed as Moors: On the Sartorial Revival of Moorish Culture during the rising of the Alpujarras.”

Friday December 7 at noon

Mary Channen Caldwell, Ph.D Candidate in Music History and Theory will present and discuss a paper entitled: “Sing, Dance, Rejoice: Genre, Poetry and Performance in the Latin Refrain Song”.  This talk is co-sponsored with the Medieval Workshop.


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