Conferences & Lectures - RSA

2013 Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America

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Location: San Diego

The Italian Art Society sponsored four sessions at RSA 2013 and hosted a reception.

Reception
Thursday, April 4, 5:30-7:00PM, Sheraton Hotel and Marina, lobby level
Grazie to all who joined us at our get-together after Thursday’s sessions in the Tapatini Lobby Bar. Light snacks and good conversation were enjoyed by all.

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Sessions Sponsored by the Italian Art Society

Session Title: Collections and Objects of Knowledge: Books, Gardens, and Studioli
Sheraton Marina Tower, Lower Level – Nautilus 4
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 3:45-5:15pm
Organizers and Chairs: Sarah R. Kyle, University of Central Oklahoma, and Jennifer D. Webb, University of Minnesota Duluth
Speakers/Papers:
Susan Nalezyty, George Washington University, “Townhouse and Villa: Pietro and Bernardo Bembo’s orti and studioli in Padua”
Joan Boychuk, University of British Columbia, "Parataxis and Disjunctive Time: Joris Hoefnagel’s Artistic Interaction with the Habsburg Kunstkammer"
Kelley Magill, University of Texas at Austin, "Collecting the Catacombs: Early Modern Drawing Collections of Christian Antiquities"

Session Title: Situating Patterns of Patronage in the Italian Renaissance City
Sheraton Marina Tower, Lower Level – Nautilus 2
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 10:30am-12:30pm
Organizers: Anne Leader, Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta, and Saundra Weddle, Drury University
Chair: Sally Cornelison, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Speakers/Papers:
Anne Leader, Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta, “Santa Croce as Communal Burial Ground”
Douglas Dow, Kansas State University, "Confraternal Emblems in the Florentine Cityscape"
Saundra Weddle, Drury University, “Venetian Convents and the Significance of Place”

Session Title: The Physicality of Devotion in Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy I
Sheraton Marina Tower / Nautilus 4
Friday, April 5, 2013, 2:00-3:30pm
Organizer and Chair: Esperança M. Camara, University of Saint Francis
Speakers/Papers:
Margaret Morse, Augustana College, “Art, Body and Devotion in the Domestic Sphere”
Daniele Di Ludovico, University of Washington, “The Touch of Devotion: The Ritual Dramatization of Late Medieval Italian Wooden Crucifixes”
Ivana Vranic, University of British Columbia, "Negotiating Devotion and Mediating Verisimilitude in Italian Terracotta Passion Groups (1450-1540)"

Session Title: The Physicality of Devotion in Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy II
Sheraton Marina Tower / Nautilus 4
Friday, April 5, 2013, 3:45-5:15pm
Organizer and Chair: Esperança M. Camara, University of Saint Francis
Speakers/Papers:
Anna Kim, University of Virginia, “Somatic Piety:  Devotion, Descent and the Vision of Gregory at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome”
Margaret Bell, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Image as Relic: Bodily Vision and the Reconstitution of Viewer/Image Relationships on the Sacro Monte di Varallo”
Kathleen Sullivan, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, “Girolamo Romanino, the Anticlassical Style and the Sacro Monte: The Frescoes of Santa Maria della Neve”


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