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Baroque to Neo-Baroque: Emotion and the Seduction of the Senses

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Section from Caravaggio, The Seven Acts of Mercy, Naples Cathedral, 1607

Date: 27-29 November 2013
Venue: Theatre A, Old Arts, The University of Melbourne (27&28 Nov.)
            Clemenger Theatre, National Gallery of Victoria International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne (29 Nov.)
Registration: The conference and keynote lectures are free, but we recommend that you register online.
                        You can also register on the day at the conference.
Enquiries: angelan@unimelb.edu.au

About the Conference: Both the historical baroque and the neo-baroque are increasingly serious areas of global intellectual enquiry. This conference contributes to a fuller picture of the relationship between the two phenomena and, in particular, explores the engagement of emotion in the cultural productions of the baroque and the neo-baroque. Our own interest is in applying a new methodology to the study of baroque and neo-baroque cultures, one grounded in unique sensory and spatial approaches, and themes.  The conference is being organised by Professor Angela Ndalianis (The University of Melbourne); & Dr Lisa Beaven (La Trobe University).

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Keynote Speakers:

  • Monika Kaup (Associate Professor of English and Latin American Studies, University of Washington): Feeling Baroque: Joy, Sadness, Pride, as well as a Spinozist Solution to the Quest for Happiness
  • Helen Langdon (world-renowned specialist on baroque painting): The Baroque Sublime; Spectacle and Meraviglia
  • Marjan Colletti (Professor with joint appointment at the Bartlett, University College London UCL and the Univesrity of Innsbruck, Austria): (Neo-baroque?) Post-digital Neo-materialism in Contemporary Architecture