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Petrarch and Portraiture, XIV–XVI Century
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The symposium investigates the interplay between Petrarch's writings and later Petrarchan literature with portraiture.

When: Friday, June 8, 2018
Where: University of Cambridge
Old Library
Pembroke College
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 
United Kingdom
Contact: Ilaria Bernocchi

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Convenors: Ilaria Bernocchi (History of Art, University of Cambridge), Nicolò Morelli (Italian Studies, University of Cambridge)

Keynote Speaker: Dr Federica Pich, University of Leeds.
Respondent: Dr Abigail Brundin, University of Cambridge.



9.00: Registration and Welcome

PANEL ONE – Chair: Nicolò Morelli

Dr Alexander Lee, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick
Portrait of a Soul in Torment: Petrarch, Laura, and Simone Martini

Prof. Rodney Lokaj, University of Enna
Petrarch's Portrait: Altichiero between Homage and Citation in Memoriam

Dr Cristiano Guarneri, University of Padua
Petrarch in the Study, Architecture and Iconography: A Reconstruction of Petrarch's Study in Arquà

11.00: Coffee break

PANEL TWO – Chair: Dr Alexander Marr, University of Cambridge

Prof. Paolo Zublena, University of Milan 'Bicocca'
An Intertextual Reading of Giovanni della Casa's Sonnets on a Portrait by Titian (Rime, 32-33)

Dr Joaneath Spicer, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
Two Lost Portraits: Petrarch's Laura and That of the Venetian Noblewoman Caterina Corner as a Prospective Bride (c. 1467)

Martina dal Cengio, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
Imagini in Pietra: The Presence of Marble Portraits in Venetian Poetry of the Renaissance

13.00: Lunch break

PANEL THREE – Chair: Ilaria Bernocchi

Prof. Laura Camille Agoston, Trinity University, Texas
Laura's Michelangelo: Mourning Florence's Absent Beloved

Dr Selene Maria Vatteroni, Freie Universität Berlin
Painting, Poetry and Immortality in Benedetto Varchi's Sonnets

Daniel Fliege, Université Paris Sorbonne / Universität Hamburg
Reinterpreting Petrarch's Sonnet Rvf 78: Vittoria Colonna and St Luke Drawing the Virgin

15.30: Tea break

PANEL FOUR – Chair: Dr Irene Galandra Cooper, University of Cambridge

Dr Giacomo Montanari, University of Genoa
From Plutarch to Petrarch: Ideal Portraits and Aristocratic Celebration in 16th-Century Genoa

Alice Roullière, University of Cambridge
Literary Portraits of Deceased Lovers in Ronsard's Petrarchan Poetry

17.00: Short break

Dr Federica Pich, University of Leeds
Speaking (to) Portraits: Rvf 77-78 and Renaissance Portraiture

18.00: RESPONSE - Dr Abigail Brundin, University of Cambridge

18.20: Closing remarks


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