Next #VitanovaUK event: University of Warwick, 1 February, 2-5pm

Re-reading Dante's Vita nova

This is just a quick reminder that our next event will take place at the University of Warwick on Friday, 1 February, in the usual 2-5pm slot. There will be presentations from Fabio Camilletti (Wawrick), Kenneth Clarke (York), and Nicolò Maldina (Edinburgh). Further details will be available shortly, so keep an eye out and we’ll look forward to seeing you then.

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Next #VitanovaUK event: Monday 10 September, University of Reading

Re-reading Dante's Vita nova

See below for details of the next event in our series. Stay tuned for more details.

Re-reading Dante’s Vita Nova, XXV-XXVII

Monday 10 September, 2018, 2-5pm

University of Reading

 

Programme:

2.00-2.15pm: Welcome and introduction

2.15-3.15pm: Presentations on Vita Nova XXV-XXVII

Rebecca Bowen (Oxford): ‘Amore: figura o colore rettorico?’

Paola Nasti (Reading): ‘Dante fra poeti e fantasmi’

Michael Biasin (Reading): ‘L’immagine di Beatrice: il valore estetico della gentilissima’

3.15-4.00pm: Break and refreshment

4.00-5.00pm: Discussion

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Immodesty becomes her?

language: a feminist guide

When the Toronto Globe & Mail announced that in future only medical doctors would be accorded the title ‘Dr’, it probably wasn’t expecting this news to cause much of a stir. But then a historian with a Ph.D objected:

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This tweet provoked an avalanche of criticism–directed not to the Globe & Mail‘s new style-rule, but to the arrogance and conceit of Fern Riddell. And as she later told the BBC, she couldn’t help noticing that her critics were mostly men. A lot of men seemed to be outraged by a woman claiming the status of an expert and expecting others to acknowledge her as such. ‘Humility Dr Riddell’, tweeted one. ‘There’s no Ph.D for that’.

But why should women humble themselves when other people are there to do it for them? As I explained in an earlier post, the treatment of women in professional and public settings…

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Reminder: #VitanovaUK comes to Oxford, 2 February, 2-5pm

Re-reading Dante's Vita nova

You’re very welcome to join us for the third afternoon of presentations and discussions of Dante’s Vita nova, hosted at the Taylor Institution by the University of Oxford on Friday, 2 February. You can also follow the discussion via #VitanovaUK on twitter and through this blog, which will be updated with reports from the day.

The full programme is here:

Oxford Programme

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#VitanovaUK Chapters 13-18, Oxford, 2 February 2-5pm

Take a look at the next event in the series, hosted in Oxford.

Re-reading Dante's Vita nova

We’re looking forward to the next event in the series, to be held in the Taylor Institution Library (Room 2), at 2-5pm on Friday, 2 February.

The day will begin with a welcome at 2pm and presentations will begin at 2.15pm. There will be a coffee break at 3.45pm, followed by a session for general discussion.

We’ll be confirming the remaining details shortly and we look forward to seeing you there!

Oxford Poster

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Was Dante telling the truth? Re-reading Dante’s Vita nova, chapters V-XII at UCL, a report by Kate Sparrow

1 month on from our event at UCL, here’s a chance to refresh your memories of the presentations, or read about them for the first time, if you weren’t able to join us!

Re-reading Dante's Vita nova

UCL, 10 November 2017

image-6-png.jpeg The Giuntina from the UCL Special Collections book display

At the second event in the ‘Re-reading Dante’s Vita nova‘ series, researchers from all over the UK came together with interested students and members of the public to hear new ideas about Dante’s formative early work, the Vita nova, presented by researchers from UCL’s School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS). Dr Catherine Keen and Dr Alex Lee welcomed us on the day, and we were also joined by researchers from the University of Notre Dame via video uplink.

Sophie Fuller (a PhD student at UCL) reports:

The second meeting of the ‘Re-reading Dante’s Vita nova’ project followed a display of special editions of the Vita nova with presentations from both UCL staff and students. Giulia Gaimari, a current PhD student, opened the presentations with an overview of chapters V-XII of the Barbi edition…

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