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March 2017

23rd Annual Carolina Conference for Romance Studies – Dia.gnosis

March 30 - April 1
April 2017

Vicente Pérez de León – “El retablo de las maravillas” de Cervantes en el contexto de la revolución cultural anti-supersticiosa

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Wilson 202,

In the anti-superstitious discourse, shaping European worldview from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, intellectual arguments and methods used in early science were anticipated. On the one hand, doctors were considered valid authorities when it was necessary to probe that a popular medical treatment was not effective. On the other hand, priests were responsible of assessing if a belief or folkloric practice could be considered diabolic. This paper explores how these two aspects of the anti-superstitious discourse are used as…

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ROMS Colloquium

April 19 @ 3:30 am - 5:00 pm
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Paolo Bartoloni “Objects in Italian Life and Culture: Fiction, Migration, and Artificiality”

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Paolo Bartoloni is Established Professor of Italian Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Previously he taught in Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of Sydney where he was Founding Director of the program in International and Comparative Literary Studies. He has published extensively on continental theory and philosophy, especially the works of Giorgio Agamben, Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Gianni Vattimo, and Mario Perniola, and their impact on the reception of authors such as Blanchot, Calvino, Caproni, and Svevo. His…

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