Death in Words and Images:
The Case of the Early Modern Hispanic World.

Texas Tech University, October 23-25, 2008


Thursday, October 23, 2008

2:00-3:30 pm The Death of Concepts

NOELIA CIRNIGLIARO, The University of Michigan, Trompe-l oeil en Tirso: su comedia madrileña y la muerte de un paradigma doméstico

TED E. MCVAY, JR., Auburn University, The Baroque Moment as a Memento mori for Visual Epistemology 

DR. JUAN PABLO GIL-OSLÉ, University of Michigan, The Death of Friendship, and Cannibalization in Death 

3:45-5:15 pm Death and The Jesuits

LAUREN KILROY, UCLA, A Burning Heart Can Save Your Soul: José de Páez  Sacred Heart of Jesus with Jesuit Saints Aloysius Gonzaga and Ignatius of Loyola  

FRÉDÉRIC CONROD, Creighton University, The Meditation on Hell in Loyola s Spiritual Exercises: A Dantesque and Minimalist Spiritual Prescription for the New World  

CHRISTOPHER LUND, Brigham Young University, "Predestined Pilgrim and His Brother Reprobate: Dying Well and the Death of Mr. Badman." 

5:30 pm Keynote Address

DANA LEIBSOHN, Smith College

6:30 pm Keynote Address

EUGENE RODRIGUEZ and Opening Night Reception in Landmark Gallery

Friday, October 24, 2008

8:30-10:30 am The Death of Literary and Clasiccal Characters

BENJAMIN J. NELSON, The University of South Carolina, Death and the Shepherd(ess): The Suicidal Shepherd and Shepherdess in the Spanish Pastoral Novel 

HARRY VÉLEZ-QUIÑONES, The University of Puget Sound, Sueño del caballero de Olmedo: Muerte de un galán en Lope, Pereda y Camprobín 

JASON MCCLOSKEY, Bucknell University, Uncovering the Face of Jealousy: Iphigenia s Death in Juan Boscán s Capítulo  

SIDNEY DONNELL, Lafayette College, Death Becomes Her/Him: Gender Ambiguity and the Early Modern Stage 

10:45-11:45 am Unique Approaches to Death

COSTICA BRADATAN, Texas Tech University, Dying as Self-Expression 

ELISA C. MANDELL, California State University Fullerton, Pathways of Continuity and Change: Posthumous Portraits of Children in Early Modern Spain and Mexico 

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

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

MICHAEL SCHREFFLER, Virginia Commonwealth University,  To Live in This City is to Die : Death and the Ethnicity of Architecture in Colonial Cuzco, Peru 

ANA RODRÍGUEZ, University of Iowa, El espectáculo de la tortura y la muerte en la Topographia e historia general de Argel

LORI BOORNAZIAN DIEL, Texas Christian University, Manuscrito del Aperreamiento: A Justified Killing of an Indigenous Priest? 

JOHN BEUSTERIEN, Texas Tech University, As Death Approaches: The Turn to the Dog in Velázquez and Cervantes 

3:30-5:00 pm Death in Literary Motifs

JOHN SLATER, Flora and Zephyr: Literary and Material Dissemination in Early Modern Spain, University of Colorado at Boulder

PATRICIA W. MANNING, The University of Kansas, A Boat Ride to Death: A Variations on Death Motifs in the Initial Images of La pícara Justina 

JULIO BAENA, University of Colorado at Boulder, Death-carrying Images in Cervantes  Prologues 

5:30  6:30 pm Keynote Address

JOHN BEVERLEY, University of Pittsburgh

Saturday, October 25, 2008

9:30-10:30 am The Death of Historical Figures

PATRICK HAJOVSKY, Southwestern University, "Christian Death: The First, Last, and Ongoing Rites of Moctezuma"

MARIANA C. ZINNI, Queens College (CUNY), La muerte ejemplar de Lope de Aguirre y la restauración de las coordenadas modernas en América 

10:45-12:15 pm Figures of Afterline

MARK J. MASCIA, Sacred Heart University, The (Im)Permanence of Death: Lope de Vega s Rimas humanas, Artistic Creation, and Worldly Existence 

NICOLÁS M. VIVALDA, Vassar College, El piélago de la inmortalidad y las potencias de la fama: insularidad y negación de la muerte en El Criticón de Baltasar Gracián 

CARMEN PEREIRA-MURO, Texas Tech University, Muerte y postrimerías en imágenes y palabras: la obra del Bosco y los Sueños de Quevedo. 

1:30-3:00 pm Death in Images and Texts

MARÍA M. CARRIÓN, Emory University, "Burying the Center. Image and Illusion of Death in El Greco and San Juan de la Cruz"

FREDERICK DE ARMAS, University of Chicago, Viewing St. Bartholomew's Martyrdom: Michelangelo, Alemán and Cervantes 

STEVEN WAGSCHAL, Indiana University Bloomington, Dreaming the Sleep of Death: Hypnos, Thanatos and Morpheus in Early Modern Poetry and Art 

4:00 pm Keynote Address

CAROLYN DEAN, University of California, Santa Cruz