This panel aims at reconsidering the importance of contact within cultural networks between the Iberian and the Italian Peninsulas. During the last 20 years scholarship has notably attested for the important role that Spanish agents play in courts such as those of Rome and Naples. This panel seeks comparative contributions that ponder: What was the role of Spanish ambassadors in fostering a literary and artistic production in Italian principalities? What the study of translation and literary adaptation can tell us about the dialogue (either amicable or hostile) among Spanish and Italian circles? What was the role that the printing press played in this dialogue? How the study of the Neo-Latin literature could shift current studies on Italian or Spanish Early Modern relationships? How contemporary rivalries and perceptions do or do not prevail in today’s scholarship? Up to what extent writers did work within or against each other's territorial or spatial traditions to secure a position within a certain court? How the study of literary contact might reshape the way in which national literary canons or overarching categories such as Renaissance might operate?
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1. a paper title (15-word maximum)
2. abstract (150-word maximum) abstract guidelines in: http://www.rsa.org/page/2017Chicago
4. a very brief curriculum vitae (300-word maximum). Prose bios will not be accepted. CV guidelines and models in: http://www.rsa.org/page/2017Chicago
5. first, middle, and last name; affiliation; and email address for all participants