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Women as Writers of Heroic Poetry in Renaissance Italy: An Epic Micro-tradition?

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organized by the UCLA Department of Italian
“Women as Writers of Heroic Poetry in Renaissance Italy: An Epic Micro-tradition?” explores all facets of heroic poetry as written by Italian Renaissance women. Moreover, this conference aims to spotlight their heroic poems and place them in an tradition that has for the most part ignored their work. We are also interested in the ways these women authors handle specific conventions of the genre such as the difference between the romance and epic modes, the engagement with literary predecessors, and the representation of traditional female characters like the woman-warrior or the enchantress.
Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Royce Hall 314 and 306
Speakers include: Julia Hairston (UCEAP Rome), Julia Kisacky (Baylor University), Laura Lazzari (Catholic University of America), Serena Pezzini (Scuola normale superiore di Pisa), Meredith Ray (University of Delaware) , Maria Galli Stampino (University of Miami), Christine Ristaino (Emory University), and Gerry Milligan (CUNY- Stanton Island).
Co-sponsored by:

Center for the Study of Women
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies


306 and 314 Royce Hall, UCLA