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Michelangelo: Quest for Freedom

Michelangelo: Quest for Freedom
100 St. George Street, Sidney Smith Hall room 2098
Time: Oct 7th, 4:00 pm End: Oct 7th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Religion, Study of (FAS), Psychology, Italian Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Digital Art/Humanities, Comparative Literature (FAS), Book History/Print Culture, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), 1500-1800, 1200-1500
TRRC talk by Sarah Rolfe Prodan, postdoctoral fellow

The Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium is pleased to present the Inaugural Lecture of the 50th Anniversary Year:

Dr. Sarah Rolfe Prodan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies

Michelangelo: Quest for Freedom

This event is presented in partnership with the University of Toronto Department of Art

Abstract:  Focusing on the perpetual spiritual exile of the artist's literary persona, this talk elucidates the struggles of Michelangelo the poet to achieve spiritual and psychological freedom in a world where trial was conceived as a divine instrument, hardship could servem as a means of liberation, and self-undoing could be reversed only by the illuminating and guiding force of God.

Sarah Rolfe Prodan is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies.  She is the author of Michelangelo's Christian Mysticism: Spirituality, Poetry and Art in Sixteenth-Century Italy (Cambridge University Press, 2014) which won the 2013 MLA Scaglione Publication Award for a manuscript in Italian literary studies.

This event is free and open to all.  The Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium funds its activities via the cost of reasonably-priced seasonal memberships.  For further information about TRRC membership, please contact the Secretary, Professor Konrad Eisenbichler, at (416) 585-4486.

TRRC is an independent organization that serves the university communities of south-central Ontario and everyone from the region who shares our interdisciplinary interests in European and global cultures, 1350-1700. Each year we sponsor a series of lectures and sometimes other academic events.

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