ISCAD 2016-2017: Conference program

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“Contrapasso” and “Allegoria”

University of Toronto, April 4-5, 2017

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April 4, morning. Fr. Madden Hall, Carr Hall, St. Michael’s College, 100 St Joseph Street, Toronto. Open to the public.

9.00 – 9.30   REGISTRATION & COFFEE
9.30 – 10.00 WELCOME & GREETINGS

 S. Bancheri (University of Toronto & Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies), Dean Office (Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto) – TBC, S. Akbari (University of Toronto, CMS), R. Boyagoda (University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto), A. Ruggera (Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto)

10.00 – 10.30 OPENING REMARKS

Elisa Brilli (University of Toronto)

10.30 – 12.00 CONTRAPASSO – Keynote conference
Chair: William Robins (Victoria University in the University of Toronto)
Keynote Speaker: Justin Steinberg (University of Chicago), Dante’s justice?

April 4, lunch break. Charbonnel Lounge in Elmsley Hall, St. Michael’s College – 81 St Mary Street, Toronto. By invitation.

April 4, afternoon. Fr. Madden Hall, Carr Hall, St. Michael’s College – 100 St Joseph Street, Toronto. Open to the public.

2.00 – 3.30   CONTRAPASSO – Session I
Chair: Emmanuel Nikiema (University of Toronto Mississauga)
Speakers:

 

Enrico Raffaelli (University of Toronto Mississauga), Dante, Wīrāz, and the contrapasso: considerations on Modi’s Dante Papers

Heather Coffey (OCAD, Toronto), “Vedi come storpiato è Maometto!”: embodying “contrapasso” and its Limits in Canto XXVIII

Respondent: Bogdan Smarandache (University of Toronto)
3.30 – 4.00 COFFEE BREAK

 

4.00 – 6.30   CONTRAPASSO – Session 2
Chair:   Elisa Brilli (University of Toronto)
Speakers:

 

  Giuliano Milani (University of Rome “La Sapienza”), Un “contrapasso” per Cante Gabrielli: la risposta di Dante al suo processo politico

Catherine Keen (University College London), Dante’s Brunetto Latini and Dialogues of Civic Engagement: Inferno XV and beyond

Filippo Gianferrari (University of Notre Dame), “Pugna pro patria”: Dante’s Cato, the Disticha Catonis, and the Heavenly Fatherland

Respondents:   Francesca Facchi (University of Toronto)

& Leah Faibisoff (University of Toronto)

April 4, evening. Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies – 59 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto. By invitation.

6.30

Welcome:

With remarks from:

  WELCOME & RECEPTION

A. M. Hutchison (Academic Dean, PIMS)

R. Alway (Praeses, PIMS), J. Black (Editor, Mediaeval Studies), G. Dinkova-Bruun (Librarian and Editor, Journal of Medieval Latin), J. K. Farge (Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections), D. Kullmann (Editor, Toronto Studies in Romance Philology), M. Mulchahey (L. E. Boyle Chair in Manuscript studies), F. Pierno (Editor, Toronto Studies in Romance Philology), F. Unwalla (Editor in Chief of the PIMS publications);

and of Ch. Burnett (Warburg Institute, and W. John Bennett Distinguished Visiting Scholar at PIMS & CMS), K. Reynold (York University, and Visiting Scholar), A. Ricci (York University/PIMS Visiting Scholar), Giovanni Gasbarri (Mellon post-doctoral fellow).

April 5, morning. Fr. Madden Hall, Carr Hall, St. Michael’s College – 100 St Joseph Street, Toronto. Open to the public.

8.00 – 8.30   COFFEE
8.30 – 10.00 ALLEGORIA – Session I
Chair: Jill Ross (University of Toronto)
Speakers:

 

Blaise Dufal (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris), Mythography and Moralization: the Allegory in Medieval Scholasticism

Paola Nasti (University of Reading), How real is fiction? Polysemy in Medieval Exegesis

Respondent: Anthony Fredette (University of Toronto)
10.00 – 10.30 COFFEE BREAK
10.30 – 12.00 ALLEGORIA – Keynote Conference
Chair: Suzanne Akbari (University of Toronto)
Keynote Speaker: Giuseppe Mazzotta (Yale University), Dante’s Allegory: Between Philology and Philosophy. The Critical Perspectives of M. Barbi, E. Gilson, and Ch. Singleton

April 5, lunch break. Charbonnel Lounge in Elmsley Hall, St. Michael’s College – 81 St Mary Street, Toronto. By invitation.

April 5, afternoon. Fr. Madden Hall, Carr Hall, St. Michael’s College – 100 St Joseph Street, Toronto. Open to the public.

2.00 – 3.30   ALLEGORIA – Session 2
Chair:   Konrad Eisenbichler (University of Toronto)
Speakers:

 

  Luca Fiorentini (Collège de France, Paris), La ricezione allegorica della Commedia nel corso del XIV secolo: dall’Epistola a Cangrande a Benvenuto da Imola

Johnny L. Bertolio (University of Toronto), Allegory and the Matter of Poetics: Dante as a Case-Study in Boccaccio and Bruni’s Perspectives

Respondent:   Sylvia Gaspari (University of Toronto)

April 5, evening. Town Hall, Innis College – 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto. Special Free event and open to the public.

6.30   DOORS OPEN
7.00-7.30 WELCOME, GREETINGS & INTRODUCTION

Corinn Columpar, Welcome on behalf of the Cinema Studies Institute (University of Toronto), Alessandro Ruggera, Welcome on behalf of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Alberto Zambenedetti (University of Toronto), Introduction

7.30 – 9.00 SCREENING & LIVE CONCERT

L’Inferno (Dir. Bertolini, Padovan, Liguoro, 1911)

With live musical accompaniment by composer and artist Maurizio Guarini (Goblin)

More about the special event.

Organizing Committee

E. Brilli (University of Toronto), W. Robins (Victoria University & University of Toronto), J. Steinberg (University of Chicago & Editor-in-Chief, Dante Studies), A. Zambenedetti (University of Toronto)

Convener

Elisa Brilli (University of Toronto)

Research Assistant

Benedetta Lamanna (University of Toronto)

Sponsors
Centre for Comparative Literature, Centre for Medieval Studies, Cinema Studies InstituteDepartment of Italian StudiesDepartment of Language StudiesEmilio Goggio Chair in Italian StudiesFaculty of Arts and ScienceIstituto italiano di Cultura di TorontoPontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities Research CouncilUniversity of Saint Michael’s College.

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