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Past Conferences:

Word, Image, and Ideology in Hapsburg Europe
Denver, October 19-21, 2006


Sponsored by:
The University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center,
The University of Colorado at Boulder & The Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture United States Universities.

 “Ekphrasis in the Age of Cervantes”
November 4-6, 2004
University of Chicago-Paris Center

Sponsored by the University of Chicago Paris Center,
the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and
the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
at the University of Chicago

Symposium Coordinator
Frederick A. de Armas
Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Humanities at University of Chicago



CHAIR: Frederick A. de Armas

4:00 “El sentimiento religioso entre arte y literatura en el
        Siglo de Oro español,” Pierre Civil, University of Paris III
        (Sorbonne Nouvelle)

        5:30 RECEPTION


SESSION II: Ekphrasis from Antiquity to the 19th Century
CHAIR: John Slater

9:30. “Simple Magic: Ekphrasis from Antiquity to the Age of
         Cervantes,” Frederick A. de Armas, University of                    Chicago.
10:00.“Ekphrastic Themes in Salviati’s Roman Paintings,”                  Deborah Cibelli, Nicholls State University.
10:30."Self-portrait and Meta-narrative Discourse. Ekphrasis
         and Automimetic Techniques in Early Modern                        Aesthetics" Cristina Mueller, University Massachusetts,           Amherst.
11:00. “Ekphrasis in Flaubert’s Three Tales,” Rossina Neginsky,
         University of Illinois, Springfield.

SESSION III: Ekphrasis in the Age of Cervantes I
CHAIR: Kerry Wilks

11:30 “Ekphrasis and History: The Charles V Paintings in
         Villalón’s El Crotalón,” Kathleen Bollard, University of              Colorado at Denver
12:00 “History as ‘pintura viva’: Ekphrasis, Ephemera and                Exempla in Lorenzo Vander Hammen’s Don Juan de                  Austria,” John Slater, Indiana University
12:30 “Painting a Pastoral: Lope de Vega’s La Arcadia as                  Dramatic Ekphrasis,” Benjamin J. Nelson, University of            Chicago


SESSION IV: Ekphrasis in the Age of Cervantes II
CHAIR: Eric Graf

2:30 “Cyclopean Challenge: Góngora’s Polifemo and                      Programmatic Art,” Steven Wagschal, Indiana University.

3:00 “Ekphrasis and Enchantment: Images of Circe in Italy and
       Spain during the Renaissance,” Kerry Wilks, Wichita State

SESSION V: Cervantes and the Visual Arts
CHAIR: Steven Wagschal

4:00 “El duelo entre Don Quijote y el vizcaíno: écfrasis y
        narradores en el Orlando Innamorato y el Quijote,” Juan         Pablo Gil, University of Chicago.
4:30 “Sancho Defecates on Saint Martin of Tours: Visualizing          the Evacuation of Morality in Don Quijote 1.20,” Eric              Graf, University of Illinois.
5:00 "Through the Bonfires of Petrarchism: Flemish Aesthetic          and Italian Desertion in El coloquio de los perros," Ana            Gómez Laguna, Rutgers University at Camden.
5:30 “El Poder de la sangre at the Altarpiece of Redemption.”
        Ignacio López Alemany, Duke University.




10:00 “Ekphrasis in the Classical World: Definitions and
         Examples” Polly Hoover, Wilbur Wright College
11:00 “Word Creates Image in the Prose of Cervantes,” William
         Worden, University of Alabama.  

Afternoon: Visit to the  Louvre Museum.