Conference on Emblematics

Tom Conley, Harvard University
Tom Conley, Harvard University
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Other Renaissance Programs
Friday, May 15, 1998 to Saturday, May 16, 1998

Sponsored by Wayne State University, and organized by Michael Giordano, Wayne State University.

Friday, May 15

Welcome

Michael Giordano, Wayne State University

Session 1

Chair: Thomas Moisan, Saint Louis University

The Current Study of Emblematics: National and International Connections
Michael Giordano, Wayne State University

Printer’s Marks in France in the Late Renaissance
Philippe Desan, University of Chicago

The Book of the Dead: Hieroglyphics and the Egyptian Theme in Rabelais’s Quart Livre
Alice Berry,
Illinois State University (now emerita)
Response and discussion
Randolph Runyon, Miami University

Spenser and the Emblem Books
Judith Dundas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Response and discussion
Arthur Marotti, Wayne State University (now emeritus)

Session 2

Chair: Diane Wright, Grand Valley State University

Trivial Pursuit: Hercules and Sixteenth-Century Moral Choices
Barbara Bowen, Vanderbilt University (now emerita)

The enigma of Structure: Are Délie’s Emblems an Ordered Collection?
Randolph Runyon, Miami University
Response and discussion
Alice Berry, Illinois State University (now emerita)

Andreas Gryphius (1616-1664) and the Emblematic Tradition
Patricia Hardin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (now at Virginia Military Institute)

Keynote Address 1

Memory, Emblems, and Illustration: Text and Picture in Early Modern France
Daniel Russell, University of Pittsburgh

Saturday May 16

Session 3

Chair: Diane Wright, Grand Valley State University

Newberry Holdings in Emblematics
Paul Gehl, The Newberry Library

Proto-Emblematic Writing: Maurice Scève’s Blason de la Gorge
Michael Giordano, Wayne State University

Metaphor, Symbol, and Deception: Emanuele Tesauro’s Idea della Perfetta Impresa
Andrea DiTommaso, Wayne State University

Keynote Address 2

The Emblem: A Transitional Object
Tom Conley, Harvard University

Closing remarks

Michael Giordano, Wayne State University

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