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Thu, April 20, 2017 to Fri, April 21, 2017

11:00 – 18:00

VILLA SASSETTI
Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italy

THURSDAY, April 20

11.00 – Introduction
Virginia Cox, New York University
The Twenty-First Century Vittoria Colonna

11:30 – Session 1: Literary and Spiritual Sociability (Chair: Matteo Duni, NYU Florence)
Shulamit Fustemberg-Levi, Independent Scholar
The D’Avalos—Colonna Literary Circle: A “Renewed Parnassus”
Ramie Targoff, Brandeis University
Late Love: Vittoria Colonna and Reginald Pole

Lunch Break

14:00 – Session 2: Widowhood (Chair: Aileen Feng, University of Arizona)
Unn Falkheid, University of Oslo
“Ego Vidua”. The Widowed Rome in Fourteenth-Century Literature
Anna Wainwright, New York University
Vittoria Colonna, Celebrity Widow

Break

16:00 – Session 3: Writing (Chair: Andrea Torre, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
Serena Sapegno, Università di Roma, La Sapienza
Vittoria epistolare
Veronica Copello, Université de Fribourg
Ex illo mea, mi Daniel, victoria pendet”: il dimenticato epigramma spirituale di Vittoria Colonna
Sarah Rolfe Prodan, Harvard University
Religious Desire in the Poetry of Vittoria Colonna: Insights into Early Modern Piety and Poetics

FRIDAY, April 21

10:00 – Session 4: Visual Arts (Chair: Chriscinda Henry, McGill University)
Jessica Maratsos, American University, Paris
“One Such Spark…:” Vittoria Colonna, Michelangelo, and the Dissemination of Devotion
Christopher Nygren, University of Pittsburgh
Titian, Colonna, and the Limits of Pictorial Devotion
Dennis Geronimus, New York University
“A More Loving and Constant Heart:” Vittoria Colonna,  Alfonso d’Avalos, Michelangelo, and the Complicated History of Pontormo’s Noli me Tangere

Lunch Break

13:00 – Session 5: Colonna and her Readers (Chair: Lina Bolzoni, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
Abigail Brundin, University of Cambridge
“Far caminar altrui per la strada de la salute”: Vittoria Colonna and her readers
Humberto González Chávez, New York University
The Making of Colonna’s Lyric Sequence: Toward an Interpretation of Tutte le rime (1558)

Break

15:00 – Session 6: Reception and Influence (Chair: Virginia Cox, NYU Florence)
Andrea Torre, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Un’altra riscrittura spirituale dei Fragmenta petrarcheschi: le Rime di Lucia Colao
Shannon McHugh, University of Massachusetts, Boston
I Take Thee: Male Imitators of Vittoria Colonna’s Conjugal Verse

Break

17:00 – Session 7: Round table (Moderator: Lina Bolzoni, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
Teaching and Studying Renaissance Women’s Verse