Ekphrasis in the Age of Cervantes

University of Chicago-Paris Center, November 4-6, 2004

Sponsored by the University of Chicago Paris Center, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago

Symposium Coordinator Frederick A. de Armas Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Humanities at University of Chicago


Thursday, November 4th, 2004


CHAIR: Frederick A. de Armas

4:00 El sentimiento religioso entre arte y literatura en el Siglo de Oro español,  Pierre Civil, University of Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle)


Friday, November 5th, 2004

SESSION II: Ekphrasis from Antiquity to the 19th Century

CHAIR: John Slater

9:30. Simple Magic: Ekphrasis from Antiquity to the Age of Cervantes,  Frederick A. de Armas, University of Chicago. 

10:00. Ekphrastic Themes in Salviati s Roman Paintings,  Deborah Cibelli, Nicholls State University. 

10:30."Self-portrait and Meta-narrative Discourse. Ekphrasis and Automimetic Techniques in Early Modern Aesthetics" Cristina Mueller, University Massachusetts, Amherst. 

11:00. Ekphrasis in Flaubert s Three Tales,  Rossina Neginsky, University of Illinois, Springfield. 

SESSION III: Ekphrasis in the Age of Cervantes I

CHAIR: Kerry Wilks

11:30 Ekphrasis and History: The Charles V Paintings in Villalón s El Crotalón,  Kathleen Bollard, University of Colorado at Denver 

12:00 History as pintura viva : Ekphrasis, Ephemera and Exempla in Lorenzo Vander Hammen s Don Juan de Austria,  John Slater, Indiana University

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

1:15-3:15 pm Death and Places, Death and Dogs

12:30 Painting a Pastoral: Lope de Vega s La Arcadia as Dramatic Ekphrasis,  Benjamin J. Nelson, University of  Chicago 

SESSION IV: Ekphrasis in the Age of Cervantes II

CHAIR: Eric Graf

2:30 Cyclopean Challenge: Góngora s Polifemo and Programmatic Art,  Steven Wagschal, Indiana University.

3:00 Ekphrasis and Enchantment: Images of Circe in Italy and Spain during the Renaissance,  Kerry Wilks, Wichita State University. 

SESSION V: Cervantes and the Visual Arts

CHAIR: Steven Wagschal

4:00 El duelo entre Don Quijote y el vizcaíno: écfrasis y narradores en el Orlando Innamorato y el Quijote,  Juan Pablo Gil, University of Chicago. 

4:30 Sancho Defecates on Saint Martin of Tours: Visualizing the Evacuation of Morality in Don Quijote 1.20,  Eric Graf, University of Illinois.

5:00 "Through the Bonfires of Petrarchism: Flemish Aesthetic and Italian Desertion in El coloquio de los perros," Ana Gómez Laguna, Rutgers University at Camden. 

5:30 El Poder de la sangre at the Altarpiece of Redemption.  Ignacio López Alemany, Duke University. 


Saturday, November 6th, 2004


10:00 Ekphrasis in the Classical World: Definitions and Examples  Polly Hoover, Wilbur Wright College

11:00 Word Creates Image in the Prose of Cervantes,  William Worden, University of Alabama. 

Afternoon: Visit to the  Louvre Museum.