Conferences/colloquia/seminars/lectures

RSA Chicago, April 2017

So I did not get the panels about Spanish history at the Renaissance Society of America Conference this past month up in time – sorry, extremely busy spring semester. But in the interest of being comprehensive about new work on early modern Spain for those using internet searches, here they are. Note that not all the Spanish papers presented are here, only the most obviously relevant to early modern Spanish history. And there are a few non-Spanish papers here that slipped into a panel mostly about Spain.

Jesuit Visual Culture I
Organizers: Alison C. Fleming, Winston-Salem State University; Robert Aleksander Maryks, Boston College
Chair: Alison C. Fleming, Winston-Salem State University
Rachel Miller, California State University, Sacramento, “Luca Giordano’s Saint Francis Xavier Baptizing Indians and the Creation of a Neapolitan “Indies”
Andrew Horn, University of Edinburgh, “Andrea Pozzo and the Jesuit “Theatres” of the Seventeenth Century”
Pamela M. Jones, University of Massachusetts, “Boston The Jesuits and the Discalced Carmelites in Goa: Celebrating New Saints, 1623–24”

Antiquarianism and Ethnography in the Early Modern World I
Organizer: Richard Calis, Princeton University
Chair: Valeria Lopez Fadul, University of Chicago
Respondent: Adam G. Beaver, Harvard University
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, “Converso Catholic and Amerindian Ethnographies and Classical Antiquities”
Guy Lazure, University of Windsor, “Learning from Italy, Culture from Spain: The Collection and Circulation of Knowledge in Renaissance Europe”
Madeline McMahon, Princeton, “University Mapping Religious Practices, Past and Present: The Bishop as Antiquarian and Ethnographer, ca. 1560–1630”

Jesuit Visual Culture II
Organizers: Alison C. Fleming, Winston-Salem State University; Robert Aleksander Maryks, Boston College
Chair: Thomas W. Worcester, College of the Holy Cross
Christa Irwin, Marywood University, “Catholic Presence and Power: Jesuit Painter Bernardo Bitti at Lake Titicaca in Peru”
Katherine McAllen, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, “Jesuit Winemaking and Art Production in Northern New Spain”

Captivity and Culture: Relations between Europe and the Arab Countries in the Early Modern Period
Sponsor: Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML)
Organizer and Chair: Daniel K. Gullo, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Oumelbanine N. Zhiri, University of California, San Diego, “Translation and Captivity Between Europe and North Africa in the Early Modern Period”
Daniel Hershenzon, University of Connecticut, “Ransoming Muslims: North African Captives and their Ransom in the Early Modern Period”
Eric R. Dursteler, Brigham Young University, “Bond or Free? Establishing Slave Identity in Early Modern Malta”

Jewish Intermediaries in Early Modernity
Sponsor: Hebraica, RSA Discipline Group
Organizer: Dana E. Katz, Reed College
Chair: Mark Jurdjevic, York University
Nathan Ron, University of Haifa, “Erasmus on Marranos and Converts: Jews in Disguise as “half-Jews half-Christians”
Piergabriele Mancuso, Medici Archive Project, “Ubiquitous Subjects and Malleable Identities: The Role of the Jews in the European Information System”
Flora Cassen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Philip II of Spain and his Italian Jewish Spy”

Atlante’s Palace: Culture, Enchantment, and Politics in European Palaces, 1600–1700 II: Madrid, Lisbon, and Naples
Organizers: Francesca Cappelletti, Università degli Studi di Ferrara; Francesco Freddolini, Luther College, University of Regina
Chair: Patrizia Cavazzini, British School at Rome
David García Cueto, Universidad de Granada, “Madrilenian Aristocratic Palaces Interiors around 1660: Competing with the King”
Susana Flor, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, “The Return of Queen Catherine of Braganza: Palaces, Architecture and the City of Lisbon, 1693–1705”
Filomena Viceconte, Independent Scholar, “The Palazzo Reale of Naples’ Galleria: Roman Features for an Ephemeral Display of Art”

Poetry and Music in the Early Modern Hispanic World
Sponsor: Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry
Organizers: Elizabeth B. Davis, Ohio State University; Lorena Uribe Bracho, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Chair: Lorena Uribe Bracho, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Ignacio López Alemany, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, “Courting the Sonnet: Music and Poetry at the Valencian Palace of the Duke of Calabria”
Andrew A. Cashner, University of Southern California, “Christ as Singer and Song: Poetry, Music, and the Divine Word in Seventeenth-Century”
Villancicos Joseph Roussiès, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, “The Iberian Madrigal: Harmony and Disharmony between Poetic Form and Musical Genre (1552–1624)
Mary B. Quinn, University of New Mexico, “With Resounding Words”: Soundscapes of Celebration in the Hapsburg Empire”

Visual/Textual Encounters with the Tomb: Ekphrasis and Death in Early Modern Hispanic Poetry
Sponsor: Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry
Organizers: Elizabeth B. Davis, Ohio State University; Leticia Mercado, Boston College
Chair: Elizabeth B. Davis, Ohio State University
Paul Carranza, Dartmouth College, “Art and Text in the Pastoral Tomb”
Mary E. Barnard, Pennsylvania State University, “Quevedo’s Speaking Tombs”
Leticia Mercado, Boston College “’Esta Máquina y Pompa’: Villamediana’s Tomb and Vaenius’s Theatro Moral de la Vida Humana (1607)”

Literature and Love in Renaissance and Early Modern Spain
Organizer: Renaissance Society of America
Chair: Rosilie Hernández, University of Illinois at Chicago
Holly Elise Sims, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Reading, Writing, and Politics: Álvaro de Luna and the Formation of Literary Networks at Court”
Ewa Chmielewska, New York University, “Ethics of Love, Nature, Animals, and Natural Law in Spanish Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Love Treatises”
Maria C. Willstedt, Hamilton College, “From Fairy Tale to Novella: The Substitute Bride Motif in Maria de Zayas”
Amy Elizabeth Sheeran, Johns Hopkins University, “Mary, Literarily: The Immaculate Conception as a Literary Problem”

Printing and Networking in Venice, Madrid, and Cracow
Organizer: Renaissance Society of America
Chair: Lauren A. Jacobi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Angela Fritsen, The Episcopal School of Dallas, “Bartolomeo Merula and the Power of Print”
Pablo Alvarez, University of Michigan, “Liberal or Mechanical? The Status of Printing According to Alonso Víctor de Paredes”
Michał Czerenkiewicz, Independent Scholar, “Intercultural Dialogue in the Schedels’ Printing Office Literary Production”

The Matter of Sculpture in Southern Italy, Spain, and the New World
Organizers: Johannes Röll, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte; Joris van Gastel, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte
Chair: Fernando Loffredo, CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Johannes Röll, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, “Possibilities and Limitations of Different Sculptural Materials in Renaissance Spain”
Roberto Alonso Moral, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, “Neapolitan Polychrome Sculpture in Spain, 1580–1630: Demand, Taste, Prestige”
Joris van Gastel, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, “Carved with a Knife: Continuities and Disruptions in the Materiality of Lecce’s Early Modern Sculpture”
Regina Deckers, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, “For Rulers of the Whole World: The Personifi cations of the Four Continents by Lorenzo Vaccaro (1655–1706)”

Colonial Rhetoric in Spain and New Spain
Organizer: Renaissance Society of America
Chair: Nicole D. Legnani, Princeton University
Timothy F. Johnson, Monmouth College, “Dazzling the Empire: Bernardo de Vargas Machuca’s Kaleidoscopic Paratext Pablo Abascal”
Sherwell Raull, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, “The New Colonial Society and the Evangelization of New Spain (End of the Sixteenth Century)”
Maria Giulia Genghini, University of Notre Dame, “Colonial Influences Revisited: Jesuit Preaching in the New World”
Amy Huras, New York University, “Andean Re-Creations of Spanish in the Seventeenth-Century Viceroyalty of Peru”

Material Culture and Early Modern Women in Spain I
Sponsor: Grupo de estudios sobre la mujer en España y las Américas (pre-1800) (GEMELA)
Organizer and Chair: Nieves Romero-Díaz, Mount Holyoke College
Borja Gama de Cossío, Colorado College, “The Double Meaning of Material Goods in Sor María de Santo Domingo’s Austere Life”
Almudena Vidorreta, The Graduate Center, CUNY, “Dangerous Carriages in Spanish Poetry: Women, Politics, and Social Mobility”

Cervantes and Violence in Text
Organizer: Christine Garst-Santos, South Dakota State University
Chair: Ana M. Rodriguez-Rodriguez, University of Iowa
Stephen Walter Hessel, Ball State University, “’¿Es poco trabajo hinchar un perro?’ Challenging Intentio Operis and Intentio Auctoris in Don Quixote”
Brian M. Phillips, Jackson State University, “Heterotopias and Utopias in the Marcela Grisóstomo Intercalated Story: Female Voice and the Pharmakos”
Christine Garst-Santos, South Dakota State University, “#RapeCultureIsWhen: Sexual Violence in Cervantes’s Don Quijote and La fuerza de la sangre”
Diana Galarreta-Aima, James Madison University, “Crossing, Transgression, and Violence in Cervantes’s La gran sultana”

Representing Blackness in Golden Age Spain: Stage and Sculpture
Sponsor: Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe
Organizer: Erin Kathleen Rowe, Johns Hopkins University
Chair: Paul H. D. Kaplan, Purchase College, SUNY
Erin Kathleen Rowe, Johns Hopkins University, “The Problem of Representing Black Saints in Iberian Baroque Sculpture”
Emily Weissbourd, Lehigh University, “Staging the Unrepresentable: Black Female Characters in Early Modern Drama”
Nicholas Jones, Bucknell University, “Feasting on Blackness, Performing Linguistic Blackface”

Critics of Spain
Organizer: Renaissance Society of America
Chair: Thomas C. Devaney, University of Rochester
Nicole D. Legnani, Princeton University, “’Like Rabbits’: Following the Money in the Historia de las Indias (1559) by Las Casa”
Jonathan Edward Greenwood, European University Institute, “Girolamo Benzoni and the Black Legend in Spanish Translation”
Cassidy Reis, University of Wisconsin–Madison, “Grotesque Style and the Impossibility for Empathy in El buscón”
David Reher, University of Chicago, “Inverting Tropes of Power: Spanish Captivity and Resistance in Constantinople”

Material Culture and Early Modern Women in Spain II
Sponsor: Grupo de estudios sobre la mujer en España y las Américas (pre-1800) (GEMELA)
Organizer and Chair: Nieves Romero-Díaz, Mount Holyoke College
Nuria Silleras-Fernandez, University of Colorado Boulder, “The Material Culture of Grieving in Castile and Portugal: The Case of Isabel of Aragon”
Sabena Kull, University of Delaware, “Painted Threads in the Hands and Eyes of Women in Early Modern Spain and Peru”
Maria-Isabel Martinez-Mira, University of Mary Washington, “Women’s Self-Representation in Legal Documents in Early Modern Spain”

Traveled Routes between Spain and Italy: Cooperation and Rivalry
Sponsor: Hispanic Literature, RSA Discipline Group
Organizer: Marta Albala Pelegrin, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Chair: Miguel Martinez, University of Chicago
Respondent: Valeria Lopez Fadul, University of Chicago
Monserrat Bores Martínez, Princeton University, “Meta-Discourses in Francisco Imperial’s Dezires and Early Renaissance on the Iberian Peninsula”
Marta Albala Pelegrin, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, “’Is Castilian as Elegant as Tuscan?’: On Learning and Reading Spanish in the Italian Peninsula”
Javier Patino Loira, Independent Scholar, “Hunting for Books: Juan Páez de Castro in Italy (1545–53)”

Emblematic Culture in the Iberian World
Sponsor: Society for Emblem Studies
Organizer: Pedro Germano Moraes Cardoso Leal, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Chair: John T. Cull, College of the Holy Cross
Carme López Calderón, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, “Mary as the Shield of Myrtillus: Iberian Applied Emblems, Classical Borrowings, and Catholic Propaganda”
Luís Gomes, University of Glasgow, “Vasco Mousinho de Quevedo Castelo Branco: Portuguese Early Emblems in the Affirmation of a Nation”
Pedro Germano Moraes Cardoso Leal, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, “The ‘Pictorial Dispute’ in the New World: From Hieroglyphic Catechisms to Emblematic Culture”

Theological-Political Thought in the Iberian Peninsula: Jews, Conversos, and the Reconfiguration of the Body Politic
Sponsors: Hebraica, RSA Discipline Group; Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (CREMS) at Queen Mary
Organizer: Dana E. Katz, Reed College
Chair: Theodor W. Dunkelgrün, University of Cambridge
Cedric Cohen-Skalli, University of Haifa, “The Iberian Context of Abravanel’s Theological-Political Thought: A New Approach”
Rosa Vidal Doval, Queen Mary University of London, “Juan Luis Vives and Jewish Conversion: Individual and Christian Community in Early Modern Spain”
Claude Stuczynski, Bar-Ilan University, “Importing French Absolutism to Catholic Portugal: A Frustrated Pro-Converso Theological-Political Paradigm Shift (after 1640)”
Felipe Pereda, Johns Hopkins University, “Hic est: The Titulus Crucis Debate or the Evidence of Sacred Images in Baroque Spain”

Women and Music in Early Modern Spain and the New World
Sponsor: Grupo de estudios sobre la mujer en España y las Américas (pre-1800) (GEMELA)
Organizer: Clara E. Herrera, Independent Scholar
Chair: Jelena Sánchez, North Central College
Catalina Andrango-Walker, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, “Sor Getrudes de San Yldefonso: Music and Institutional Politics in Colonial Quito”
Clara E. Herrera, Independent Scholar, “The Discreet Musical Charm of the Neogranadine Woman”

Early Modern Anglo-Spanish Relations: Cultural Translation, Representation, and Conflict
Sponsor: Center for Early Modern Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Organizer: Ullrich Langer, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Chair: Mercedes Alcalá Galán, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Deborah Forteza, University of Notre Dame, “Ingrate Harpy or Fairy Godmother? Elizabeth Tudor Imagined by Lope de Vega and Cervantes”
Kelsey Ihinger, University of Wisconsin–Madison, “Philip II and Mary Tudor: A Window into the Early Modern Anglo-Spanish Relationship”
Alexander Samson, University College London, “Hispanic Worlds in the English Renaissance”
Ernesto Eduardo Oyarbide, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, “A State Matter and a Conflict for the Soul: Ribera’s Views against Peace with England”

Conversion and Heterodoxy in Early Modern Europe
Sponsor: Religion, RSA Discipline Group
Organizer: Tamar Herzig, Tel Aviv University
Chair: Daniel Hershenzon, University of Connecticut
Respondent: Laura Patricia Stokes, Stanford University
Yanay Israeli, University of Michigan, “Defining Converts: Collectivity and Heterodoxy in the Crown of Castile”
Yonatan Glazer-Eytan, Johns Hopkins University, “Sacrilege to Heresy: Judeoconversos, Moriscos, and Inquisitorial Process in Cuenca, 1580–1620”
Diego Pirillo, University of California, Berkeley, “The Embassy as a Space of Conversion: Diplomacy and Heterodoxy in Early Modern Venice”

Aging Women in Early Modern Spain: Providers, Performers, Poets, and Foundresses
Sponsor: Grupo de estudios sobre la mujer en España y las Américas (pre-1800) (GEMELA)
Organizer: Bárbara Mujica, Georgetown University
Chair: Emily Francomano, Georgetown University
Ross Karlan, Georgetown University, “Grandma’s Galletas: Older Women and Food Culture in Early Modern Spain”
Elizabeth Marie Cruz Petersen, Florida Atlantic University, “Reinventing Herself: María Álvarez’s Legacy as Actor, Director, Mentor”
Bárbara Mujica, Georgetown University, “Over Sixty and Still Going Strong: Older Women in the Carmelite Reform”

The Social Dynamics of Medicine in Early Modern Spain
Sponsor: Hispanic Literature, RSA Discipline Group
Organizers: David A. Boruchoff, Independent Scholar; Susan Byrne, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Chair: Mary B. Quinn, University of New Mexico
Julia Dominguez, Iowa State University, “La medicina política en Cervantes: El gobierno del cuerpo en Don Quijote”
Philippe Rabaté, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, “El discurso sobre la generación de las criaturas en la medicina renacentista española”
Carolyn Nadeau, Illinois Wesleyan University, “Treating the Mentally Ill in Don Quijote: ‘Discursos Medicinales’ and Women’s Domestic Manuals”

The Malleable Body: Humans, Animals, and Environment in the Early Modern Iberian World
Sponsor: Medicine and Science, RSA Discipline Group
Organizer: Kathryn Renton, University of California, Los Angeles
Chair: Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut State University
Janice Gunther Martin, University of Notre Dame, “Unburdening the Beasts: Healing and Understanding the Equine Body”
Kathleen M. Kole de Peralta, Idaho State University, “Curing and Care in Sixteenth-Century Hospital San Andrés in Lima, Peru”
Kathryn Renton, University of California, Los Angeles, “Conserving the Casta and Raza of the Spanish Horse: Theory and Practice”

Scenes of Reading in Early Modern Spain
Organizer and Chair: Eli Cohen, Swarthmore College
Guillermo M Jodra, Temple University, “Sola Scriptura: Public and Private Reading in Early Modern Hispanic Religious Orders”
Sophia Blea Nuñez, Princeton University, “Competing Proof of Identity: Reading Bodies, Texts, and Objects in Early Modern Spain”
David Souto Alcalde, Trinity College, “Reading, Acting, Deciding: A Baroque Ethics Of Reading (Gracian, Tesauro, Quevedo)”

Models and Modern Forms of Friendship in Cervantes
Sponsor: Cervantes Society of America
Organizers: David A. Boruchoff, Independent Scholar; Susan Byrne, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Chair: Ana María G. Laguna, Rutgers University, Camden
Magdalena Altamirano, San Diego State University, Imperial Valley, “Contesting Ballads: Cervantes’s Don Quijote and the Romancero”
Michael S. Scham, University of St. Thomas, “Law, Affect, and Understanding: Friendship in Cervantes”
Marsha S. Collins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “A Foundation for Friendship in Don Quijote”

Hispanic Sovereignties
Organizer: Xavier Tubau, Hamilton College
Chair: Harald E. Braun, University of Liverpool
Respondent: Susan Longfield Karr, University of Cincinnati
Darcy Kern, Southern Connecticut State University, “Sovereignty, Conciliarism, and the Cortes in Fifteenth-Century Castile”
Xavier Tubau, Hamilton College, “Charles V’s Imperial Sovereignty and the Spanish Juristic Thought”

Priests Behaving Badly: Clerical Misconduct in Counter-Reformation Europe
Sponsor: Religion, RSA Discipline Group
Organizer: Tamar Herzig, Tel Aviv University
Chair: Stefano Villani, University of Maryland, College Park
David C. Rosenthal, University of Edinburgh, “Unholy Communion? Priests and Taverngoing in the Counter-Reformation City”
Celeste I. McNamara, University of Warwick, “’I Only Say Dirty Words When I’m Drunk’: Reforming the Unfit Priest”
John Christopoulos, University of British Columbia, “Giovanni Giuseppe da Sicolo: Franciscan, Exorcist, Abortionist”
Amanda Lynn Scott, Washington University in St. Louis, “Tridentine Reform in the Afternoon: Bullfighting and the Navarrese Clergy”

Spanish Comedia and Its Cognate Arts
Sponsor: Early Modern Image and Text Society (EMIT)
Organizer: Noelia Sol Cirnigliaro, Dartmouth College
Chair: Juan Vitulli, University of Notre Dame
John Slater, University of California, Davis, “Visualizing The Arts of Geometry in the Comedia”
Juan Pablo Gil-Osle, Arizona State University, “Privanza con Arte”
Noelia Sol Cirnigliaro, Dartmouth College, “Pedagogies of Dance and Spectatorship in the Comedia”

Deixis and Iberian Empire
Organizer: Elizabeth Spragins, Stanford University
Chair: Dale Shuger, Tulane University
Elizabeth Spragins, Stanford University, “Mediated Witnessing and the Indexing of Portuguese Empire”
Rachel Stein, Columbia University, “In This and This Place: Itinerant Composition and the Global Iberian Book”
Ana Garriga Espino, Brown University, “’Acá y allá hay harta desaventura’: Deixis and Iberian Expansion in Teresa of Ávila’s Letters”

Reformation in the Spanish Empire
Organizer and Chair: Ana Valdez, CIDEHUS, University of Évora
Respondent: Ruth MacKay, Independent Scholar
Thomas C. Devaney, University of Rochester, “Countering the ‘Heretics’: Miracle Books and Marian Devotion in Early Modern Spain”
Luna Najera, Eastern Connecticut State University, “A Pilgrimage to Rome: The Reformation in Cervantes’s The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda”
Dan Crews, University of Central Missouri, “Lazarillo de Tormes and the Purge of Purgatory in the Spanish Reformation”

On the Value of Literary Arts and Artists in Early Modern Spain
Sponsor: Hispanic Literature, RSA Discipline Group
Organizers: David A. Boruchoff, Independent Scholar; Susan Byrne, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Chair: Marsha S. Collins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Paul Michael Johnson, DePauw University, “Lies of Love, Truth of Blood: The Curious Case of María Riquelme”
Valeria Lopez Fadul, University of Chicago, “Juan Páez de Castro, Language, and the History of New World Natives and Ancient Iberians”
Patricia W. Manning, University of Kansas, “The Rhetorical Impact of the Debate Between the Arts in the Hermandad de San Jerónimo’s Litigation”

Iberian Orientalism: Turks, Corsairs, and Moriscos against a Shifting Spain
Sponsor: Early Modern Image and Text Society (EMIT)
Organizer: David Reher, University of Chicago
Chair: Christina H. Lee, Princeton University
Felipe Rojas, University of Chicago, “Queer Ekphrasis: Cervantes, Algiers, and Michelangelo”
Neringa Pukelis, Lewis University, “Orientalism and Magic in Moorish Toledo”
James Nemiroff, University of Chicago, “Iconographic Judaizing and Orientalist Reason of State in El Otomano Famoso”

 

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