February 3: Dr. Breitenstein’s talk “‘I am Named the Truth-Speaking Advocate of Ladies’: Defending Women in Manuscript and Print”
Dr. Renée-Claude Breitenstein will give a talk titled “I am Named The Truth-Speaking Advocate of Ladies”: Defending Women in Manuscript and Print.
Hosted by the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Speaker Series.
2:30pm to 3:30pm, Monday February 3rd, 2020, Welch Hall 207
Job Fair – Ian D. Beddis Gym, 11am to 1pm, Tuesday January 28th, 2020. About ten tables will be set up in the Francophone section of the Fair. At 12:05pm, francophone organisers invite you to a “Fireside chat” about the importance of bilingualism in the workplace.
Foire d’emploi – Ian D. Beddis Gym de 11h à 13h., le mardi 28 janvier 202. Une dizaine de tables créeront un petit coin francophone lors de la Foire. À 12h05, des organisateurs francophones offriront ce qu’ils appellent un « Fireside chat » sur l’importance du bilinguisme dans le milieu du travail.
Friday 31 January 2020
Victoria University Common Room
89 Charles Street West
(rear entrance Burwash Hall)
Dante’s Inferno has inspired countless illustrations, maps, paintings and sculptures, including Auguste Rodin’s Gates of Hell, originally commissioned in 1880 for the doors of a museum that was never built. But aside from 4-5 figures (Dante, Paolo, Francesca and Ugolino), the other 180+ figures in Rodin’s Portal seem to bear little correspondence to Dante’s Inferno. This presentation will investigate the evolution of Rodin’s Porte de l’Enfer, from the early sketches, architectural designs and maquettes to its final form, in attempt to identify Rodin’s influences and models. While the Portal cannot be considered an adaptation of Dante’s text, some figures bear more correspondence than one would think, even after being freed from Hell and given a life of their own (Dante becomes The Thinker and Paolo and Francesca become The Kiss). Although divided by more than five centuries, both Dante and Rodin share and depict the universal struggles of a suffering humanity.
Ernesto Virgulti is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Brock University.
Oct. 4 to Oct. 27, 2019
VISA Art Gallery and Student Exhibition Space,
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts,
The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 pm
and for special events.
Artist Talk – Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m. MWS 156
Reception to follow.
MLLC is hosting the Ninth Annual Conference of the ‘Italian Canadian Archives Project’ (ICAP) on the theme: Italian-Canadian Experiences in Canada’s Work Force from October 25 – 26, 2019 at Brock University.
Call for Papers deadline for submissions on Friday, June 7, 2019. Confirmation of acceptance will be communicated by June 28, 2019.