Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Lectures Fall 2008

The University of Pittsburgh’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program
Fall Events 2008

Thursday, October 9th at 3:30 p.m.
Frick Fine Arts Building, Room 203

(Princeton University)

“Quid is Veritas? Trying to Disentangle the Real from the Mythical Pilate”

Hourihane is Director of the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University, and the author of two recent studies of medieval art, The Processional Cross in Late Medieval England (2005) and Gothic art in Ireland,1169-1550 (Yale, 2003). He has also edited diverse essay collections, including Spanish Medieval Art (Arizona, 2007) and Objects, Images, and the Word (Princeton, 2003).

Monday, October 27th at 4:00 p.m.
Cathedral of Learning Room 501

MAURO PERANI (University of Bologna)

“What is the ‘European Genizah’? A Survey of Hebrew Manuscript Discoveries in Italy and Spain and their Importance for Jewish Studies”

University of Bologna Professor Perani is currently a Padnos Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Frankel Institute for Judaic Studies (University of Michigan). He has been Director of The Italian Genizah Project since 1992, and his recent publications include Talmudic and Midrashic Fragments from the ‘Italian Genizah’: Reunification of Manuscripts and Catalogue (Giuntina, 2004).

Co-Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and the Department of French and Italian

November 6th and 7th
(University of California, Irvine)

Thursday, November 6th at 4:00 p.m.
Cathedral of Learning Room G24

Public Lecture
“Mrs. Polonius Goes to Italy: An Intimate Guide to Shakespeare's Europe”

Friday, November 7th, 4:00 p.m.
Cathedral of Learning Room 362

Seminar for Faculty and Graduate Students
“All's Well That Ends Well and the Futures of Consent”

Julia Reinhard Lupton is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. Her publications include Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology (Chicago, 2005) and Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology, and Renaissance Literature (Stanford, 1996). She has written extensively on Shakespeare, religion, and psychoanalysis.

Co-Sponsored by the Department of French and Italian

Please contact Acting Director Hannah Johnson

See the websites for more details about upcoming events and spring scheduling
University of Pittsburgh: www.pitt.edu/~medren
Pittsburgh Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: www.medren.org

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