Orlando in Denmark: International conference about Ludovico Ariosto on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the publication of the Orlando Furioso.

Copenhagen, 18 November 2016

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 September 2016

500 years ago, the first edition of the Orlando Furioso, written by Ludovico Ariosto, was published, and the poem “which refuses to begin and to end,” keeps arising questions and creating attention among its readers. The multiform structure, the polycentric attitude, which keeps itself in a constant movement, the plurality of the mentioned themes, make it extraordinarily actual, even if it maintains its historical roots in the original context. On the other hand, thanks to the editorial success, the work keeps to be published and translated in all the world languages (the last Danish edition has been published in 2014).

The Italian Institute of Culture in Copenhagen and the University of Copenhagen, Italian Section at the Department of English, German and Romance Studies, are happy to announce an International Conference on Orlando Furioso and Ludovico Ariosto to be held Friday November 18th 2016 at University of Copenhagen.

The organisers promote the participation among professors, researchers, Phd scholars, who are welcome to join, holding a presentation in Italian, English or Danish (max. 20 min.) on the following topics or any other topic linked to the work and to the figure of Ludovico Ariosto: Furioso’s sources, Furioso’s success in Scandinavia and North Europe, Ariosto in the modern and contemporary culture (cinema, theatre, rewritings), questions related to gender matters, stylistic and linguistic aspects, topics about war and ideologies, love and women.

We invite all interested researchers to send an abstract of their talk (max 250 words, indicating also their institutional affiliation), by 30 September 2016 to: info.iiccopenaghen@esteri.it 

Proposals for workshops and roundtables are also accepted (max. 60 mins), but they will be held only if a minimum of 3 speakers participate. Organisers will confirm the participations (and the eventual thematic session) to candidates by 10 October 2016.

Among the confirmed guest speakers: Dr. Stefano Jossa, Royal Holloway, University of London.

For further information, please, contact the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

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