Schedule of Speakers Academic Year 2013-2014

Fall Quarter

Friday October 11th at 12:30PM in Wieboldt 207–Andrew Cashner, Ph.D candidate in Music History presents a dissertation chapter entitled  “’Suspend, O Heavens, Your Sweet Chant’: Heavenly Dissonance in a Villancico by Joan Cererols (Montserrat, c. 1660)”

Tuesday October 15th at 3:00 PM in Wieboldt 207–Luciano Garcia Lorenzo, Professor and investigator at the Institute of Language, Literature and Anthropology at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, presents “Torcuato Tarragó y la pasión amorosa del clérigo Antonio Mira de Amescua”

Friday November 1st at 12:30 PM in CWAC 152Co-sponsored with Medieval Studies Workshop. Laura Fernandez Fernandez, Assistant Professor of Art History, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (note: not pre-circulated)

Friday November 8th at 12:30 PM in Wieboldt 207–Jeffrey Coleman, Ph. D candidate in Romance Languages presents a dissertation chapter entitled  “Immigration Perspectives in Juan Diego Botto’s El privilegio de ser perro”

Friday November 22nd at 12:30 PM in Wieboldt 207–Sharon Strocchia, Professor of History at Emory University presents, “Women on the Edge: Madness, Possession and Suicide in Early Modern Convents”

Thursday December 5th at 2:30 PM in Wieboldt 207Please note the change of time. James Nemiroff, Ph. D. Candidate in Romance Languages, presents a dissertation chapter entitled: “The mythification of Toledo by Lope de Vega and his Contemporaries.”

Winter Quarter

Friday January 17th at 12:00 in Wieboldt 207--Edward Muir, Clarence L. Ver Steeg Professor in the Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, presents “‘People Who Believe in Nothing:’ Intolerable Thoughts in Late Renaissance Italy”


Friday January 31st at 12:00 in Wieboldt 207--Co-sponsored with Caribbean Studies Workshop. David Craig Recksieck, Ph. D. student in Art History, presents “Depicting the Brazilian Engenho: Representations of Race, Religion, and Economic Exchange in the Works of Frans Post”


Friday February 7th at 4:30 in Classics 110–Co-sponsored by the Neubauer Collegium for culture and society and with the Medieval Studies Workshop.  Teofilo Ruiz, Professor of Spanish cultural history at UCLA, presents “The Western Mediterranean and the World: From the Western Mediterranean to the Atlantic,  Ca. 1300 – 1650″  Please see more information at


Friday February 21st at 12:00 in Wieboldt 207--Ryan Giles, associate professor of Spanish and Core faculty of the Medieval studies Institute at the University of Indiana–Bloomington, presents  “Converting the Saracen: The Historia del emperador Carlomagno and the Christianization of Granada”


Friday February 28th at 12:00 in Wieboldt 207--Muhammet Zahit Atcil, Ph D. student in Near Eastern Languages and Culture, presents Ottoman Fiscal Institutions and Economic Policies during the Grand Vizierates of Rustem Pasha (1544-1561)”

Spring Quarter

Friday April 4th at 12:00 in Wieboldt 207–Anatole Upart, Ph D. student in Art History, presents “’Unus sed tricolor’: Zyrowice, SS. Sergio e Bacco and a Belarusian Madonna in Rome.”

Friday May 2nd at 12:00 in Wieboldt 207–Mari Jo Velasco, Ph D. student in Music History, presents her dissertation proposal, “Moving Mountains: Music of Spiritual Renewal in the French Pyrénées, 1780-1830.”

Friday May 9th at 12:00 in Wieboldt 207–Katrina Powers, Ph D. student in Romance Languages, presents her dissertation proposal, “‘El no querer no es culpa’: Biblical and Ovidian Images in Golden Age Spanish Tales of Unrequited Love”

Friday May 16th at 12:00 in Wieboldt 207–Sarah E. Christopher Faggioli, Ph D. candidate in Romance Languages, present the fourth chapter of her dissertation, entitled “Rinaldo Corso’s 1543 Commentary on Vittoria Colonna’s poetry: a Spiritual Canzoniere”

Friday May 30th at 2:00 in Wieboldt 207–Mohammad Ballan, Ph D. candidate in History, presents “Zafadola Amicus Mei”: Vassalage, Friendship and the Construction of Imperial Sovereignty in the Chronica Adefonsi Imperatoris (ca. 1148)

Friday June 6th at 12:00 in Wieboldt 207–Ana Sanchez-Rojo, Ph D. candidate in Music History, presents TBA

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