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The Orlando Furioso from Print to Digital

The Orlando Furioso from Print to Digital
91 Charles Street West, Victoria College, Alumni Hall
Time: Nov 11th, 12:30 pm End: Nov 12th, 5:30 pm
Interest Categories: Medieval Studies (FAS), Language Studies (UTM), Italian Studies (FAS), Humanities, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), 400-1200, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
International Symposium

Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies presents

The Orlando Furioso from Print to Digital

November 11 & 12, 2016
Organized by Antonio Ricci, York University & York Fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Hosted by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at Victoria College in the University of Toronto

The first edition of Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso was printed in Ferrara in 1516. The radically innovative romance-epic quickly affirmed itself as a bestseller, and over the last five centuries it has exerted a profound influence on literary traditions and offered a rich source for the visual arts, theatre, and music. This symposium celebrates the quincentenary of the Furioso by gathering in Toronto a distinguished group of scholars to consider the poem's fortunes from the perspective of reading. Approaching the question from a broad range of disciplines, the speakers will discuss the kinds of readers intended by Ariosto, the modes of reading envisaged by printers and editors as well as those enacted by critics, translators and writers, and the visual readings imagined by artists. The hope is that the exploration of the Furioso's complex historical reception will contribute to an understanding of the evolving experience of reading in the digital age.

For more information on the symposium, please contact the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies

*For program and more details visit crrs.ca/furioso



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