Schedule

Dante and the Protocols of Performance: Theatricality, Ritual, Festivity
April 22-23rd 2016, Brown University, Providence, RI

Friday, April 22
       85 Waterman St., Carmichael Auditorium, Brown University

6:15 – 6:30         Welcome and Introduction
• Albert R. Ascoli, University of California, Berkeley and President, DSA and Ronald L. Martinez, Brown University

6:30 – 7:30        Opening Keynote Address
• Marvin Trachtenberg, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU: “Visual Regimes in the Age of Dante”

Saturday, April 23
       85 Waterman St., Carmichael Auditorium, Brown University

8:30 – 9:00        Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00      Annual Meeting, Dante Society of America

10:30 – 10:45     Welcome and Introductions
• Ronald L. Martinez, Brown University and Caroline Castiglione, Brown University

10:45 – 12:15     First session
• William Caferro, Vanderbilt University: “Florence and Empire 1273-1274”
• Carol Lansing, UC Santa Barbara: “Piccarda Donati (Paradiso 3) and magnate abduction of women in the 14th century”

12:15 – 2:00       Lunch

2:00 – 3:30        Second session, introductions by Evelyn Lincoln, Brown University
• Henrike Lange, UC Berkeley: “Shared Romanitas: Reverberations of Antiquity in Dante and in Giotto”
• Jean Campbell, Emory University: “Running for the Green and Facing Porta Sole: Dante and the Ritual Framework of Adventus

3:30 – 3:45         Coffee break

3:45 – 5:15         Third session, introductions by Massimo Riva, Brown University
• Giuseppe Ledda, Università di Bologna, “The Dances of the Saints”
• Danielle Callegari, Scuola Normale Superiore, “Structuring a Meal: Dante’s Table from Convivio to Commedia

5:30 – 6:30        Closing Remarks
• Leonard Barkan, Princeton University

6:30 – 7:30       Reception

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