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The Lure of Italy - Programme

The Lure of Italy: The First UCLA-Clark/Warwick Symposium, 24-25 March 2009, Palazzo Papafava, Venice

 Program

Tuesday 24 March 2009

 9:00 assemble for coffee

 9:30-11:00

  • Susan McClary (UCLA, Musicology): Venice Envy: Lutheran Composers and the Italian Baroque
  • Ingrid de Smet (Warwick, French), The Italian Problem: Ambivalent Attitudes towards Italy in Early Modern France

 11:00-11:30

  • Refreshment break

 11:30-1:00

  • Massimo Ciavolella (UCLA, Italian and Comparative Literature): The Marquis De Sade’s Italy
  • Saree Makdisi (UCLA, English): Charlotte Dacre, Venice and the Displacement of Orientalism

 1:00-2:30

  • Lunch

 2:30-4:00

  • Rosie Dias (Warwick, History of Art), Venetian Secrets and Secret Venetians: The contexts of colour at the British Royal Academy
  • Anne Mellor (UCLA, English): Byron and Turner in Venice: Desire, Decadence and Romantic Irony

 4:00 Coffee and end of formal proceedings for the day


Wednesday 25 March 2009

 9:00 assemble for coffee

 9:30-11:00

  • Karen O’Brien (Warwick, English), Affordable Literary Living: English Women's Intellectual circles in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Italy
  • Felicity Nussbaum (UCLA, English): Hester Thrale Piozzi's Italy and Cultural Translation

11:00-11:30

  • Refreshment break

 11:30-1:00

  • John Gilmore (Warwick, Center for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies), The Lure of Italy: Qui Latine scripserunt
  • Robert Maniquis (UCLA, English): Rome, Britain, Italy: Cultural Ghosts in Nineteenth-Century Literature

1:00-2:30

  • Lunch

 2:30-4:00

  • Sean Allan (Warwick, German), ‘Warum liegt es so fern von mir’. Fictions and fantasies of Italy in the work of E.T.A. Hoffmann and the German Romantics
  • Jonathan Post (UCLA, English): The Genesis of Venice in Anthony Hecht’s The Venetian Vespers

 4:00 Concluding remarks (Jackie Labbe, Peter Reill)

 

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