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Italian print, 16th century
History & Politics, Literature

“Archilet” – Epistolary Webs.

[In ITALIAN] Un filo d'Arianna per un Cinquecento Plurale

Date
September 30, 2022
Time
12:00 pm
Overview

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“Archilet” – Epistolary Webs.
Un filo d’Arianna per un Cinquecento Plurale

A lecture by
Paolo Procaccioli, Università della Tuscia

Tutte le epoche o società o culture sono plurali, per cui va precisato che quando gli studiosi raccolti nel gruppo di ricerca interuniversitario e internazionale ‘Cinquecento plurale’ definiscono così quel secolo non vogliono indicarne una specificità rispetto agli altri. Dicono solo che sulla base di un’esperienza ormai consolidata la pluralità degli approcci è la risposta migliore per penetrare un mondo che era tale, plurale, all’origine. Lo erano le corti e le accademie, e lo erano necessariamente le stamperie, così come i loro prodotti erano segnati a fondo da quello stigma. In questo senso quegli studiosi hanno individuato nei carteggi – e nel sito Archilet dedicato alla loro repertoriazione – il filo d’Arianna che può consentire l’attraversamento e la penetrazione critica di autori e opere e più in generale la restituzione dei dialoghi di letteratura, d’arte e di pensiero che hanno segnato la stagione.

In ITALIAN.

An associate professor of Italian Literature at the University of Tuscia from 1993 to 2022, Paolo Procaccioli’s main interest is in Late Mediaeval and Renaissance vernacular literature and his publications range in subject matter from the 14th to the 18th centuries. His research covers early exegesis of Dante, the novella after Boccaccio, Pietro Aretino, authors such as Dolce, Ruscelli, Doni and Sansovino, Marcolini and publishing in the 1500s, Renaissance parodic exegesis, 16th century treatises on handwriting, 16th- and 17th-century art criticism and letter-writing in the Early Modern period. He is amongst the promoters of the interuniversity ‘Cinquecento plurale’ and ‘Carteggi’ research groups. He is an ordinary member of the Accademia dell’Arcadia and a corresponding member of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti.

Conceived by Ida Caiazza (Marie Curie Fellow at New York University), Love and Letters in the Renaissance is a series of lectures and workshops that focus on women’s private writing and the wide array of emotions related to romantic love. The lectures feature international experts of Renaissance studies, Science, History of Emotions, and other fields. The workshops involve students, artists, and scholars in digital and public humanities projects about secret love letter exchanges between lovers.

These events are part of the research project Women Thinking Love. A Gendered History of Emotions in Renaissance and Post-Tridentine Italy (1500-1650). This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement no 101024624.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions research fellowship programmeEuropean Union