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Antiche eroine, meretrici moderne: le donne di Ferrante Pallavicino nella Venezia protolibertina

Antiche eroine, meretrici moderne: le donne di Ferrante Pallavicino nella Venezia protolibertina
121 St. Joseph Street, room 400
Time: Sep 21st, 4:00 pm End: Sep 21st, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Linguistics (FAS), Language Studies (UTM), Italian Studies (FAS), French and Linguistics (UTSC), Comparative Literature (FAS), Art (FAS), 1800-1900, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
CANCELLED Lecture by Paolo Fasoli, Queens College-CUNY


The Department of Italian Studies is pleased to present a lecture in the Goggio Lecture Series:

Paolo Fasoli, Queens College, CUNY

Antiche eroine, meretrici moderne: le donne di Ferrante Pallavicino nella Venezia proto-libertina

Paolo Fasoli received his "Laurea in Lettere" at the Universita di Roma II-Tor Vergata, and his Ph.D. in Italian Studies at the University of Toronto. His research interests focus on 16th and 17th Italian literature, and in particular on lyric poetry (Chiabrera, Marino), and on the prose novel (from Pietro Aretino to the Baroque). Recently, he has been studying the relationships between the Italian "Proto-Libertine" experience (Ferrante Pallavicino, the Accademia degli Incogniti) and the further developments of the Libertine movement in Europe. He is also interested in late-Renaissance and early-Baroque literary theory (the debates on the epic code; the Italian contribution to the early stages of the Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes), and in the history of metrics and versification.

The Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies was established in the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto in 1995 with funds donated by members of the Goggio family resident in the United States to honour the memory of their parents: their father Emilio, who served as Chair of the Department of Italian and Spanish of the University of Toronto from 1946 to 1956, and their mother Emma. The fund was matched by the University and slightly augmented by a grant from the Italian government.

The endowment covers two areas: first, it is intended to support research in Italian studies through the invitation of a distinguished Visiting Professor to teach and/or lecture in the Department each year, sponsorship of one annual public lecture to be given in English and to be known as the Emilio Goggio Annual Lecture, and also funding for occasional conferences and some publications. The incumbent of the Goggio Chair is the Chair of the Department, at present Professor Salvatore Bancheri.

This event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact the Department of Italian Studies.

Download series listing of Goggio Lectures, 2012-2013 [pdf]

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