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Charting the future and the unknown in the middle ages and the Renaissance

Barnard College, Columbia University, Saturday December 1, 2012.

jeudi 11 octobre 2012, par Blandine Perona

Cet article propose seulement le programme de ce colloque.Tous les renseignements complémentaires se trouvent sur le site du Barnard College.


Plenary speakers


Rebecca Bushnell, U. of Pennsylvania
Laura Ackerman Smoller, U. Arkansas at Little Rock

First session


I. The Unknown Region of Hell (Moderator : Rachel Eisendrath, Barnard C.)

Juliette Bourdier, Colorado U. “Charting Hell to Make it Real in
Medieval Infernal Literature”

Meredith Bacola, Durham U. “The hand of God and fiery Erebus : the
uses of vision in the legend of St. Guthlac”

Andrew Majeske, John Jay C., CUNY. “Galileo’s Lecture on Dante :
Plagiarism and Deception in the Accademia Fiorentina”

II. Transmitting the Unknown : Spectacle and Archive (Moderator :
Christopher Baswell, Barnard C.)

Joshua M. Blaylock, Brown U. “Deadly Confidants : The Mediated Secret
as Tragic Spectacle in Marguerite de Navarre’s Heptaméron”

Sarah Novacich, Rutgers U. “Disappearing Archive”

Cyrus Mulready, SUNY New Paltz. “Imagined Empires : Romance Geography
and the Early Modern Stage”

III. New Lands and Unknown Peoples (Moderator : Phillip John Usher, Barnard

Carla Lois, Institute of Geography, U. of Buenos Aires. “Quinta pars
or terra incognita ? Verisimilitude in the Cartographic Representation
of the Unknown”

Gavin Hollis, Hunter College, CUNY. “Time’s Indian”

Nicolas Medeville, William and Mary C. “Of Spiritual and Earthly
Riches : The Dieppe Maps of the 1540s-50s and the Three Indies”


Second session


IV. From Creation to Apocalypse (Moderator : Joel Kaye. Barnard C.)

Chet van Duzer, Library of Congress, “Mapping the End of the Earth :
Apocalyptic Mappaemundi in a Fifteenth Century Manuscript”

Kathryn Banks, U. of Durham. “’I Speak like Saint John about the
Apocalypse’ : The Future and the Unknown in Propechy and Fiction”

Thomas Lawrence Long, U. of Connecticut. “Mapping the Millenium :
Dispensational Charts and the Visual Discourses of Early Modern

V. Sciences : Magic, Astrology, Demonology (Moderator : Timea Szell)

Kathryn LaFevers Evans, Pacifica Graduate Institute. “Natural Magic :
Imaginal Mythopoetics in De Magia naturali and The Red Book”

Ovanes Akopyan, Moscow State U. “Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and
Astrology : from scientia naturalis to the criticism of predictions”

Virginia Krause, Brown U. “Dark Truth : The Auricular Regime of
Demonology in Early Modern France”

Third session


VI. Divination and the Future (Moderator : Laurie Postlewate, Barnard C.)

Frederic Clark, Princeton U. “Chronicles, Codices, and the Uses of
Continuation : Fixing Past and Future in Early Modern Textual Culture”

Alex Stuart, Cambridge U. “No Future For You : Divination and Sacrifice
in Old French Texts of the Twelfth Century”

James Ross Macdonald, Yale U. “Mapping the Social Structure of
Milton’s Creation”

VII. Beyond World Limits (Moderator : Peter Platt, Barnard C.)

Phillip John Usher, Barnard C. “Golden Apples and Female Orbs : On the
Tragedy of Discovery in the French Renaissance”

Katharina Natalia Piechocki, New York U. “Marginal Discoveries :
Cartography, Translation, and the Early Modern Boundaries of Europe’s

Emily Burnham, New York U. “Locating the Edges of the Known World in
Medieval Islamic Geographies”

VIII. Prophecy and the Unexpected (Moderator : Anne Lake Prescott, Barnard

Antonio Cordoba, Connecticut C. “From the Muse to the Count : The
Promise and Cancellation of Prophecy in Góngora’s Soledades”

Denis Robichaud, U. of Notre-Dame. “Gianfrancesco Pico della
Mirandola’s De rerum praenotione : Rhetorical and Philosophical Inquiry
into Divination, Foreknowledge, and Prophecy”

Leanna Bridge Rezvani, MIT. "An Unexpected Heroine in a Hostile Land :
Two Renaissance Versions of Marguerite de Roberval’s Marooning"

Ameer Sohrawardy, Rutgers University. “Amending Shadows : Dual Roles
and Compossible Futures in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”


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