Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Sexualities, Textualities, Art & Music in Early Modern Italy

University College Cork, Ireland, 18-19 May 2007

Thanks to the work of scholars of civil and canon law, we now have a fairly nuanced understanding of the complexities of the legal codes governing sexual behaviour in early modern Italy. This international, interdisciplinary conference will explore the integration of sexualities with other aspects of early modern life and the role of writing, art and music in fashioning and even policing early modern Italian sexualities.

Keynote: Suzanne Cusick (New York University), 'Madrigals of Love and War'.

Round Table: Julia Hairston (University of California, Rome Study Centre), Katherine McIver (University of Alabama, Birmingham), Laura Macy (Editor, Grove Dictionaries of Music), Guido Ruggiero (University of Miami)

Speakers: Catherine Baxter (Cambridge University), Bonnie Blackburn (Wolfson College, Oxford), Christophe Brouard, Donna Cardamone (University of Minnesota), Linda Carroll (Tulane University), Elizabeth Cohen (York University, Canada), Laura Giannetti (University of Miami), Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Catherine Lawless (University of Limerick), Covadonga López de Prado Nistal, Katherine McIver (University of Alabama, Birmingham), Flavio Rurale, and Laurie Stras (University of Southampton).

Concert: Four Nuns and a Courtesan. Deborah Roberts (soprano) and Siobhán Armstrong (early harp), with Ian Sexton (organ & harpsichord), give a recital of ravishing solo vocal music by seventeenth-century Italian composers.

Further information and registration forms available from

Dr Melanie Marshall
Department of Music
University College Cork
Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland

Fax: +353 (0)21 421 2507
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 4530


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