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Seminar: France and Dante’s Florence

Thu May 17, 2018 Calendars: Conferences and Seminars

France and Dante’s Florence

Thursday 17 - Friday 18 May, 2018

Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway, 15 Via Ostilia, 00184

 

This seminar, sponsored by the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies at the University of Notre Dame, has been organized in connection with the research project, “Dante’s Florentine Vernacular Culture, 1280-1301,” and following two successful meetings on “Dante’s Intellectual Formation” (Rome, March 2014) and on “Reconsidering Dante and Brunetto Latini (and Bono Giamboni)” (Rome, May 2017).

 

The topic of the seminar is “French culture in Florence and in Dante at the end of the Duecento,” and its main aim is to begin to assess Florence’s relationship to Northern French culture by endeavouring to examine not only the influence and circulation of Latin and vernacular texts produced in France, but also the role that France played as a cultural and intellectual mediator. In addition, the hope is to cast further light on Dante’s ties to France and French culture. Consequently, analyses of texts will focus primarily on the evidence that these can provide of the nature of French influences in the city. The Seminar thus contributes to the continuing re-evaluation of the Florentine cultural, social, and political context of the last twenty years of the thirteenth century, the years of Dante’s Florentine intellectual formation.

 

Seven speakers have been invited to circulate, in advance, a longer version of their presentation to colleagues attending the seminar. The languages of the seminar are Italian and English.

 

Program

Il contesto storico

Silvia Diacciati,“ ‘Populus noster non magis florentinus quam regius’. Firenze e i sovrani francesi nella seconda metà del Duecento” 

 

I volgarizzamenti

               Alison Cornish (NYU), “The French Go-Between: French Intermediaries in Early Italian Texts”

 

Scuola di Chartres

Paola Nasti (Reading) “The School of Chartres: Myths and Facts”

Stefano Prandi (Berna), “Dante e la scuola di Chartres”

 

Il Roman de la Rose a Firenze

              Pietro Beltrami (Pisa), “Composizione e prima circolazione del Roman de la Rose, e la ricezione italiana (a

              proposito di saggi recenti e di problemi aperti)”

 

Brunetto e l’Histoire ancienne

               Maria Teresa Racchetta (King’s College London), “Brunetto Latini and the Histoire ancienne jusqu'à

               César (Tresor, I, 21-25)”

 

Il Fiore e il Detto d’Amore

Luciano Formisano (Bologna), “Fiore, Detto d’Amore e dintorni”

 

Le Rime petrose

Enrico Fenzi (Genova), “Le petrose come sfida e superamento della lirica transalpina”

 

Invited Discussants

Roberto Antonelli (Roma Sapienza)

Zyg Barański  (Cambridge/ND)

Giuseppina Brunetti (Bologna)

Bill Burgwinkle (Cambridge)

Theodore J. Cachey (Notre Dame)

Ambrogio Camozzi (Cambridge)

Paolo Cherchi (Chicago)

Fabrizio Cigni (Pisa)

Lorenzo Dell’Oso (Notre Dame)

Giovanni Vedovotto (Notre Dame)

Sonia Gentili (Roma Sapienza): no reply

Claudio Giunta (Trento)

Marco Grimaldi (Roma Sapienza)

Enrico Faini (Firenze)

Tristan Kay (Bristol)

Lino Leonardi (Siena)

Anne Leone (Notre Dame)

Luca Lombardo (Notre Dame)

Catherine Keen (UCL)

Enrico Malato

Luca Marcozzi (Roma Tre)

Ronald L. Martinez (Brown)

Mira Mocan (Roma Tre)

Antonio Montefusco (Ca’ Foscari)

Ana Cristina Montenegro (Parigi)

Anna Pegoretti (Roma Tre)

Lino Pertile (Harvard)

Chiara Sbordoni (Notre Dame)

Riccardo Viel (Bologna)

Xiaoyi Zhang (Notre Dame)

 

Organizers

 

Zygmunt G. Barański (Notre Dame; Cambridge)

Theodore J. Cachey, Jr. (Notre Dame)

Anne C. Leone (Notre Dame)

 

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