Colloquium: Massimo Ciavolella on Erotomania, Melancholy, and Nostalgia in Renaissance Culture (Van Pelt 625)

Massimo Ciavolella, Professor of Italian Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles, will give a talk entitled:

“To Heal the Body, to Persuade the Mind: the Relationship between Erotomania, Melancholy, and Nostalgia in Renaissance Culture” 

Prof. Ciavolella studied at the Universities of Bologna, Rome, and British Columbia, where he received his Ph.D. in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies. He taught for many years at Carleton University (Ottawa) and at the University of Toronto before coming to his present positions as Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, Franklin D. Murphy Chair in Italian Renaissance Studies and Director of the UCLA Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was the co-founder and co-editor (1970-1991) of Quaderni d’italianistica (the official journal of the Canadian Society for Italian Studies), and he is currently co-editor with Professor Donald Beecher of the series “Carleton Renaissance Plays in Translation” published by the Center for Renaissance and Reformation of the University of Toronto and with Professor Luigi Ballerini of the University of Toronto Press’ “Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library,” a collection that will include 100 Italian major texts in English translation.

Date: 
21 March 2019
Time: 
5:30 pm
Location: 
Van Pelt Library, sixth floor 625