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The Renaissance Tradition of Love Treatises

Posted By Armando Maggi, Friday, May 20, 2016
Updated: Friday, May 20, 2016

The Neo-Platonic tradition of love treatises still awaits to be studied as a complex and coherent philosophical and literary genre that exerted a great influence on European, not just Italian, sixteenth-century culture. The number of books written on this subject are still an uncharted ocean. By the term 'love philosophy' sixteenth-century culture included poetic texts, philosophical tracts, prose narratives, moral and religious treatises. This session welcomes contributions on less known texts, as well as new approaches to classics such as Leone Ebreo's Dialoghi d'amore or Ficino's Sopra lo amore.

Please send your name and affiliation, a paper title (15-word maximum), an abstract (150-word maximum), keywords, and a very brief curriculum vitae (300-word maximum), to Armando Maggi, amaggi@uchicago.edu, by June 3rd.

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