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The Ambiguity of Love: Nostalgia for Paradise and Sexual Desire in Tassos's IVth Canto of Gerusalemme Liberata

The Ambiguity of Love: Nostalgia for Paradise and Sexual Desire in Tassos's IVth Canto of Gerusalemme Liberata
100 St. Joseph Street, Carr Hall 406
Time: Feb 11th, 4:00 pm End: Feb 11th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Italian Studies (FAS), Humanities, 2000-
Public lecture by Renzo Bragantini, Universit? di Roma

The Department of Italian Studies presents

The Ambiguity of Love: Nostalgia for Paradise and Sexual Desire in Tassos's IVth Canto of Gerusalemme Liberata

The lecture will analyze works by Ariosto, Tasso, Cervantes, Shakespeare, and other authors, trying to draw a reasonable conclusion from their approach to the issue. What do these authors have in common in their representation of wisdom and folly? What differentiates them? The heart of the matter is their reaction to the crisis of the humanistic culture.

Renzo Bragantini (born in Venice, 1945) is Full Professor of Italian Literature at the University of Rome, "Sapienza". He has been appointed in several occasions as Visiting Professor by American Universities (Yale, UCLA, Johns Hopkins). He has written extensively on Italian Literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. His interests also encompass other European fields, like English and German Literatures.

A light refreshment will be served. This event is free and open to all. Please RSVP at italian.studies@utoronto.ca

For futher information, please contact the Department of Italian Studies at (416) 926-2345.

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