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“Image and Devotion” Conference at the Huntington

University of Southern California-Huntington Library Early Modern Studies Institute’s Annual Conference

Image and Devotion in the Early Modern Spanish World

 May 7-8, 2010

Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road, Friends Hall and Garden Terrace, San Marino, CA 98011

Friday, May 7

9:15 am       Coffee and Pastries

9:45            Welcome

Luis Corteguera, University of Kansas and Sherry Velasco, University of Southern California

Peter Mancall, University of Southern California 

10:00-12:00  Session 1: The Spirit in Images

Chair: Charlene Villaseñor-Black, University of California, Los Angeles

10:00-10:40  Margit Thofner, University of East Anglia: “Imagining Teresa: Space, Place and Viewership”

10:45-11:25  Sherry Velasco, University of Southern California: “Screening Ecstasy: St. Teresa on Film”

11:25-12:00  Discussion

12:00-1:30   Lunch

1:30-3:30     Session 2: Devotion and Matter

Chair: José Cartagena-Calderón, Pomona College

1:30-2:10     Tanya Tiffany, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: “Devotion and Desire: Diego Velázquez’s Virgin of the Immaculate Conception and Vision of Saint John the Evangelist

2:15-2:55     Jeanette Favrot Peterson, University of California, Santa Barbara: “On the Matter of the Sacred”

2:55-3:30     Discussion

3:30-3:45     Coffee Break

3:45-4:15     Comment and Discussion led by Christopher Wilson, Holton-Arms School

4:30-5:30     Keynote Lecture by Clara Bargellini, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México: “The Permanence of the Religious Image in New Spain”

Introduction by Daniela Bleichmar, University of Southern California

5:30-6:00     Discussion

Saturday, May 8

9:30-9:55 am      Coffee & Pastries

10:00-12:00  Session 3: Imagining Sainthood

Chair: Marta Vicente, University of Kansas

10:00-10:40  Alison Weber, University of Virginia: “Images, Miracles, and Living Saints in Early Modern Spain”

10:45-11:25  Charlene Villaseñor-Black, University of California, Los Angeles: “Sacred Art and Censorship:  The Breasts and Body of the Virgin Mary”

11:25-12:00  Discussion

12:00-1:30   Lunch

1:30-3:30     Session 4: Sacred and Profane

Chair: Lisa Bitel, University of Southern California

1:30-2:10     Luis Corteguera, University of Kansas: “That Sacred Object of Desire”

2:15-2:55     Kenneth Mills, University of Toronto: “Sacred Journeys and Difficult Middles in the Early Modern Spanish World”

2:55-3:30     Discussion

3:30-3:45     Coffee Break

3:45-4:15     Comment and Discussion led by Lisa Bitel, University of Southern California

4:30-5:30     Keynote Lecture by Thomas Cummins, Harvard University: “The Indulgent Image: Prints in the New World, Production, Circulation, and Innovation”

Introduction by Peter Mancall, University of Southern California

5:30-6:00     Discussion

Conference Organizers:

Luis Corteguera, University of Kansas

Sherry Velasco, University of Southern California

Marta Vicente, University of Kansas

AHA April 2010: Two Reviews

The April 2010 American Historical Review only has two reviews for us:

John Charles Chasteen reviews Geoffrey Baker, Imposing Harmony: Music and Society in Colonial Cuzco (Duke, 2008).

Miriam Bodian reviews Yirmiyahu Yovel, The Other Within: The Marranos: Split Identity and Emerging Modernity (Princeton, 2009).

Links to reviews require subscription.

Spring RQ: Reviews

The Spring 2010 Renaissance Quarterly has some reviews of Spanish history and literary criticism.

Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt reviews The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe, ed. Anne J. Cruz and Mihoko Suzuki (U of Illinois, 2009).

Kathryn A. Hoffmann reviews Merry Wiesner-Hanks, The Marvelous Hairy Girls: The Gonzales Sisters and Their Worlds (Yale, 2009).

Mindy Nancarrow reviews Giles R. M. Knox, The Late Paintings of Velázquez: Theorizing Painterly Performance (Ashgate, 2009).

Sally McKee reviews Debra Blumenthal, Enemies and Familiars: Slavery and Mastery in Fifteenth-Century Valencia (Cornell, 2009).

Surekha Davies reviews María M. Portuondo, Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World (U of Chicago, 2009).

Marsha S. Collins reviews Michael Armstrong-Roche, Cervantes’ Epic Novel: Empire, Religion, and the Dream Life of Heroes in “Persiles” (Toronto U Press, 2009).

Edward Behrend-Martínez reviews Enriqueta Zafra, Prostituidas por el texto: Discurso prostibulario en la picaresqua femenina (Purdue University Press, 2008).

María M. Carrión reviews Antonio Carreño-Rodríguez, Alegorías del poder: Crisis imperial y comedia nueva (1598-1659) (Tamesis, 2009).

Juan Pablo Gil-Osle reviews María de Zayas y Sotomayor, Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion, eds. Margaret R. Greer and Elizabeth Rhodes (U of Chicago Press, 2009).

ASPHS Prize Winning Books

The policy here at EM Spanish History Notes is, generally, not to repeat things found on the ASPHS website or Espora; anyone who looks at this site will undoubtedly also be looking there.

However, it’s worth it to break that rule in order to celebrate laurels and accolades for our colleagues. So congratulations to the co-winners of the 2009 “Best First Book” (past three years):

Marta V. Vicente, Clothing the Spanish Empire: Families and the Calico Trade in the Early Modern Atlantic World (Palgrave, 2006).

Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert, A Nation upon the Ocean Sea: Portugal’s Atlantic Diaspora and the Crisis of the Spanish Empire, 1492-1640 (Oxford, 2007).

And honorable mention to Katie Harris, From Muslim to Christian Granada: Inventing a City’s Past in Early Modern Spain (Johns Hopkins, 2007).

Maritime History in the JEMH

The Journal of Early Modern History 14 (2010), vol. 1-2 features a special issue on “The Social History of the Sea,” with several features on the Iberian world.

Carla Rahn Phillips, Lisa Norling, and Giancarlo Casale, “Introduction to the ‘Social History of the Sea’ Special Issue.”

Valentina K. Tikoff, “Adolescence in the Atlantic: Charity Boys as Seamen in the Spanish Maritime World.”

David Wheat, Nharas and Morenas Horras: A Luso-African Model for the Social History of the Spanish Caribbean, c. 1570-1640.”

Tonio Andrade, “Beyond Guns, Germs, and Steel: European Expansion and Maritime Asia, 1400-1750.”

Links to articles require subscription.

Newberry Cervantes Symposium

10TH ANNUAL CERVANTES SYMPOSIUM

WHERE:            Newberry Library, Chicago

WHEN:              Friday, April 30            9:30a.m.-5:00p.m.

See the Newberry website (newberry.org) for the full program.

Thanks to Darcy Donahue for the information.

April ’10 Gender & History: Review

In the April 2010 Gender and History, Elizabeth Rhodes reviews Glyn Redworth, The She Apostle: The Extraordinary Life and Death of Luisa de Carvajal (Oxford, 2008).

LSU Book Sale

Louisiana State University Press has launched a sale, “Just Buy a Book,” in which one receives a 35% discount if ordering through the LSU Press website, and enters the promotional code, 04ANNIVER during checkout.

One doesn’t have to buy a Spanish history book, of course, but if you do, I suggest The Plague Files, by Alexandra Parma Cook and Noble David Cook, which my students enjoyed this semester.

RSA: Apologies and Pausa

Sorry that the RSA post, below, was so garbled. The WordPress software is not good, apparently, at handing lots of cut-and-paste at one time. I had many, many more panels in the post, but they got cut off. Oh well.

Anyway, there will be no more posts for 10 days or so as I’m going to Venice myself.

RSA ’10: Venice

Okay, the program for the Renaissance Society of America meeting next week in Venice is something like 700 pages long, so I’m not going to scour it for every possible paper that might be of interest to us. But I will mention full panels on the Iberian world. Here they are:  

Thursday, 8 April 2010
9:00–10:30

   

Fondazione Cini – Sala Bianca
ITALIAN INFLUENCE IN COLONIAL LATIN AMERICAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE I 

  

Sponsor: RENAISSANCE STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE GRADUATE CENTER  

Co-Organizers:
ELOISE QUIÑONES KEBER, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE GRADUATE CENTER,
PENNY C. MORRILL, GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY 

Chair & Respondent:
CLARE FARAGO, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER

SUSAN VERDI WEBSTER, COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY
The Conquest of Italian Architecture: Andean Masters and the Construction of Colonial Quito  

ÁNGEL JULIÁN GARCÍA-ZAMBRANO, UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DEL ESTADO DE MORELOS
Baldachini
: A Unifying Element of the Renaissance in Colonial Mexico    

LOISE QUIÑONES KEBER, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE GRADUATE CENTER
Italian Collectors, Mexican Possessions   

  

 

 

  

 

CHRISTA IRWIN, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE GRADUATE CENTER
Italian Mannerism in Lima: The South American Careers of Bernardo Bitti, Matteo da Leccio, and Angelino Medoro 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 8 April 2010 

9:00–10:30 

Università Ca’ Foscari – Palazzo Malcanton-Marcorà – Third Floor – Dipartimento di Storia 

d’Arte 

EARLY MODERN READERS AND READINGS OF SPANISH BEST-SELLERS 

Organizer & Chair:  

RONALD SURTZ,

PRINCETON U

NIVERSITY 

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UCIA BINOTTI,

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL H

ILL 

Reading  

Cárcel de amor

in Italy, 1514–46 

DENISE FILIOS, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 

Rewriting the Crónica del rey Rodrigo in the Romancero 

 

Thursday, 8 April 2010

2:30–4:00

Palazzo Grimani

F

EMALE AUTHORSHIP AND AUTHORITY: MORAL, INTELLECTUAL, AND RELIGIOUS TEXTS IN

E

ARLY MODERN SPAIN AND THE NEW WORLD

Sponsor:

SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF EARLY MODERN WOMEN (EMW)

Organizer:

MONTSERRAT PÉREZ-TORIBIO, WHEATON COLLEGE

Chair:

ELVIRA VILCHES, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

D

OMINGO LEDEZMA, WHEATON COLLEGE

A Female Example of Virtue in a Male World: The Life of Saint Theoctiste of Lesbos in Pedro

Gobeo’s

Peregrinación y Naufragio (1610)

A

NNE J. CRUZ, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

Examen de Ingenio: A New Look at Oliva Sabuco’s

Nueva Filosofía de la naturaleza delhombre

 

M

 

ONTSERRAT PÉREZ-TORIBIO, WHEATON COLLEGE

Libro de las alabanzas y excelencias de la Gloriosa Santa Ana: Valentina Pinelo’s Recovery of

the Figure of Saint Anne

 

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OSILIE HERNÁNDEZ-PECORARO, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHICAGO

Secular Spanish Women Writers and the (Mis)Use of Female Religious Symbols.

 

Thursday, 8 April 2010

2:30–4:00

Università Ca’ Foscari – San Basilio – Aula 1F

L

OOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK: EMPIRES IN VENETIAN AND IBERIAN EPICS

Organizer:

 

MARIA GALLI STAMPINO, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

Chair:

 

TOBIAS GREGORY, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA

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INCENT BARLETTA, STANFORD UNIVERSITY

“Death and Suffering I Sing”: Luis Pereira and the Epic of Lost Empire