Sexualities, Textualities, Art & Music in Early Modern Italy
University College Cork, Ireland
18-19 May 2007
Thanks to the work of scholars of civil and canon law, we now have a fairly nuanced understanding of the complexities of the legal codes governing sexual behaviour in early modern Italy. This international, interdisciplinary conference will explore the integration of sexualities with other aspects of early modern life and the role of writing, art and music in fashioning and even policing early modern Italian sexualities.
Keynote Speaker: Suzanne Cusick (New York University)
Round Table: Julia Hairston (University of California, Rome Study Centre), Katherine McIver (University of Alabama, Birmingham), Laura Macy (Editor, Grove Dictionaries of Music), Guido Ruggiero (University of Miami)
Speakers: Catherine Baxter (Cambridge University), Bonnie Blackburn (Wolfson College, Oxford), Christophe Brouard, Donna Cardamone (University of Minnesota), Linda Carroll (Tulane University), Elizabeth Cohen (York University, Canada), Laura Giannetti (University of Miami), Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Catherine Lawless (University of Limerick), Covadonga López de Prado Nistal, Katherine McIver (University of Alabama, Birmingham), Flavio Rurale, and Laurie Stras (University of Southampton).
Concert: Four Nuns and a Courtesan. Deborah Roberts (soprano) and Siobhán Armstrong (early harp), with Ian Sexton (organ & harpsichord), give a recital of ravishing solo vocal music by seventeenth-century Italian composers including Barbara Strozzi.
Further information and registration forms available from http://www.music.ucc.ie/sexualities/.
Dr Melanie Marshall
Department of Music
University College Cork
Cork, Co. Cork
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