Past Event

Rime: Dante's Workshop of the Heart

April 5, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Text from Dante

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

9:00 Opening Remarks

David Freedberg, Director, Italian Academy, Columbia University
Giovanni Bazoli, President, Fondazione Cini & President Emeritus, Intesa Sanpaolo
Teodolinda Barolini, Chair, Dept. of Italian, Columbia University & The Global Dante Project of New York

9:15-11:00 Panel I

Panel I Moderator: Jane Tylus, Yale University
H. Wayne Storey, Indiana University: The Material Foundations of Interpretation in Dante’s Rime
Furio Brugnolo, Università di Padova: Una chiave di lettura per la canzone Aï faus ris (presentation will be in Italian)
Teodolinda Barolini, Columbia University: Voi che ’ntendendo il terzo ciel movete: Conflict, Compulsion, Consent, Conversion

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-1:00 Panel II

Panel II Moderator: Paola Ureni, The City University of New York
Maria Luisa Ardizzone, New York University: The Tragic Nature of Dante’s Canzoni: Ambiguity and Vocabulary
Paolo Borsa, Università degli Studi di Milano: Dante’s Workshop of the Heart, the Mind, and the Intellect: le Rime tra l’uno e l’altro Guido
Christopher Kleinhenz, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Dante and the Sonnet: Poetic Practices in Medieval Italy

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


3:00: Opening Remarks

Carolyn Dinshaw, Dean of Humanities, NYU
David Forgacs, Chair, Department of Italian Studies, NYU
Stefano Albertini, Director Casa Italiana, Zerilli-Marimò, NYU
Karl Appuhn, Director, Medieval and Renaissance Center, NYU
Maria Luisa Ardizzone, Dept. of Italian Studies, NYU & The Global Dante Project of New York

3:15-4:30: Panel III

Panel III Moderator: Alison Cornish, New York University
Fabian Alfie, University of Arizona: Danger and the Disguised Crow: Culture and Gender in Quando ’l consiglio degli ucce’ si tenne
Julie Van Peteghem, Hunter College, CUNY:Dante’s Rime Petrose: Transforming Ovid in Vernacular Poetry

4:30-4:45: Coffee Break

4:45-6:00: Panel IV

Panel IV Moderator: Alessandro Vettori, Rutgers University
Sara Diaz, Fairfield University: Dante’s Griselda Complex: The ‘pulcella nuda’ and the Economy of Gift-Exchange
Richard Lansing, Brandeis University: All is Not Lost: Translating Dante’s Rime into English