Lyric Landscapes Symposium


Friday February 28

9:00 am: Coffee & fruit, Maple Room

9:40-11:40 am: Session 1, Maple Room

  • Elizabeth Hebbard (IUB), "Imaginative Constructions: Accounting for Taste in Troubadour Songs"
  • Akash Kumar (IUB), "Alpine Love, Real and Imagined: Dante's Winter Songs"
  • Isabelle Levy (Columbia University), "Fictional Spaces in Immanuel of Rome's Hebrew and Italian Lyrics"

1:00 - 2:20 pm: Session 2, Maple Room

  • Paul Losensky (IUB), "From Hortus Conclusus to the Mean Streets: Implied Settings in Two Ghazals by 'Abd al-Rahmān Jāmi and Mohtasham Kāshāni"
  • Courtney Wells (Hobart and William Smith College), "Strange Territory: Dante's Occitan Lyric Landscape"

3:00 - 4:20 pm: Session 3, Dogwood Room

  • Shannon Gayk (IUB), "Litanies of Loss: Apocalyptic Lyrics in Medieval England"
  • Christopher Kleinhenz (University of Wisconsin, Madison), "Transforming Landscapes in the Lyric and Narrative Traditions of Medieval Italy"

5:00 – 6:00 pm: Lecture & Performance, University Club
Judith Cohen (York University), "Songscapes of Sefarad: Medieval, Modern, Re-Imagined"

6:00 pm: Reception, University Club

Organized by Elizabeth Hebbard and Akash Kumar of the Department of French & Italian (IUB)


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Bloomington, IN 47405

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