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Pleasure, Desire and Greed in the Renaissance: A day of seminars, workshops, discussion, and a play.

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Pleasure, Desire and Green in the Renaissance: A day of seminars, workshops, discussion, and a play.

Date and Time:
Tuesday 20th November 2012, 10.00 am - 5.30 pm

Venue:
Medley Linkway, Level 4, John Medley Building
The University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Program
Seminar: 10.00 - 10.45 Laura Giannetti
"Temptations of the Flesh: Food, Gluttony and the Senses in
the Renaissance Imagination"

Workshop 1: 10.45 - 11.15 Guido Ruggiero
"Imagining Sex, Pleasure and Blasphemy in Boccaccio's
Decameron from a Historical Perspective."

Morning Coffee - 11.15 - 11.45

Workshop 2: 11.45 - 12.15 John Gagné
"Three French Kings and the Imagery of Desire"

Workshop 3: 12.15 - 12.45 Una McIlvenna
"Capons, Cuckolds and Concupiscence: Scandalous Desire
at the Early Modern French Court"

Lunch (fully catered) - 12.45 - 1.30

Workshop 4 : 1.30 - 2.00 Catherine Kovesi
"Depicting Lust in the Sacred Spaces of Italy."

Workshop 5: 2.00 - 2.30 Nerida Newbigin
"The Pleasure of Plays in Renaissance Florence."

General discussion & tentative conclusions - 2.30 - 3.00

Afternoon Tea - 3.00 - 3.30

Public Play Reading - 3.30 - 4.30

A group of colleagues will read from Ruggiero and Giannetti's translation of Machiavelli's play La Mandragola. [Five Comedies from the Italian Renaissance, translated and edited by Laura Giannetti and Guido Ruggiero, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003]

Drinks at University House - 4.30 - 5.30

Note on the day's format:
Apart from Laura Giannetti's seminar paper, all of the
workshops will involve a brief introduction followed by a
discussion with the participants of pre-circulated documents
and/or images.

Registration Essential
Please contact Catherine Kovesi to register and for all other enquiries
Email:  c.kovesi@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: 03 8344 8160

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