Dante's Plurilingualism: Authority, Vulgarization, Subjectivity

 

ICI Berlin, 2-4 April 2009

Concept/Organisation: Sara Fortuna, Manuele Gragnolati, Jürgen Trabant

Supported by the VolkswagenStiftung

 

 

Thursday 2 April

14:00

Christoph Holzhey (ICI Berlin): Greetings
Sara Fortuna, Manuele Gragnolati, Jürgen Trabant: Opening Remarks

14:15

Albert Russell Ascoli (Berkeley): “Translating Allegory: Convivio 2.1”

15:00

Irène Rosier-Catach (Paris): “Man as a Speaking and Political Animal (Convivio, De vulgari eloquentia, Monarchia)”

15:45

Break

16:15

Ruedi Imbach (Paris): “Gratiosum lumen rationis: linguaggio tecnico della filosofia e principi filosofici in Dante”

17:00

Carlo Ginzburg (Pisa): “On (and around) Gerione (Inf. XVI-XVII)”

17:45

Giulio Lepschy (London, Cambridge): “Mother Tongue in the Middle Ages and Dante”

18:30

Break

19:00

Riscrivere Dante in un’altra lingua: Lettura da Nel regno oscuro di Giorgio Pressburger e conversazione con l’autore, organized by Laura Lepschy (London, Cambridge) with the collaboration of Emma Bond (Oxford) and Manuele Gragnolati (Oxford, Berlin). In Italian, followed by a reception.

Friday 3 April

9:30

Stefano Gensini (Rome): “Le idee linguistiche di Dante e il naturalismo fiorentino-toscano del Cinquecento”

10:15

Franco Lo Piparo (Palermo): “Aristotele e Dante, filosofi della variabilità linguistica”

11:00

Break

11:30

Mirko Tavoni (Pisa): “Volgare e latino nella storia di Dante”

12:15

Jürgen Trabant (Berlin, Bremen) “Overcoming the Horror of Variation”

13:00

Lunch

14:30

Elena Lombardi (Bristol): “Plurilingualism sub specie aeternitatis: Language/s in the Divine Comedy”

15:15

Zygmunt Baranski (Cambridge): “The Roots of Dante’s Plurilingualism”

16:00

Break

16:30

Manuele Gragnolati (Oxford, Berlin): “(In‑) Corporeality, Language, Performance in Dante's Vita Nuova and Commedia”

17:15

Lino Pertile (Harvard): “Dante, trasmutabile in tutte guise” [in English]

Saturday 4 April

10:00

Francesca Southerden (Oxford): “Lost for Words: Recuperating Melancholy Subjectivity in Dante's Eden”

10:45

Bettina Lindorfer (Berlin): “Language as a Mirror of the Soul. Guilt and Punishment in Dante’s Concept of Language”

11:30

Break

12:00

Sara Fortuna (Berlin): “Dante after Wittgenstein: aspetto, Language, Subjectivity”

12:45

Gary Cestaro (Chicago): “Is Ulysses Queer? The Subject of Greek Love in Inferno XV and XXVI”

13:30

Final Remarks: Sara Fortuna, Manuele Gragnolati, Jürgen Trabant

19:30

Passione e Libertà: Staged Reading from Dante and Pasolini with Frank Arnold and Lucia Chiarla. A project by Agnese Grieco and Manuele Gragnolati. In Italian and German, followed by a reception.