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2005

8th Annual International Congress

Mediterranean Studies Association

Sicily, Europe & the Mediterranean

Universitá degli Studi di Messina

Messina, Italy

May 25-28, 2005

 

 


 

 

Special Program: Antichi Stati italiani, la Sicilia e l’Europa mediterranea in età moderna

sponsored by Dipartimento di Storia e Scienze sociali,Università di Messina:

 

Session 1.

Chair: Maria Antonietta Visceglia, President of the Italian Society of Modern History

“The Mediterranean from the Middle to the Modern Age: Ancient and Modern Kingdoms between History and Myth”

David Abulafia, University of Cambridge, England

“Le rotte mediterranee tra Occidente e Oriente, da Cristoforo Colombo alla guerra dei Trent’anni”

Francesca Cantu, Università di Roma Tre

“La Sicilia e la battaglia di Lepanto”

Angelo Sindoni, Università di Messina

“Nuovi ordini religiosi in Sicilia dal Cinque al Seicento e relazioni col sistema imperiale spagnolo”

Carmen Salvo, Università di Catania

“Politica di potenza e fortificazioni costiere nell’Italia spagnola dal Cinque al Seicento”

Mirella Mafrici, Università di Salerno

“Messina y la política mediterránea de la España en el siglo XVII”

Luis Ribot Garcia, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

“Conversioni di ebrei e di musulmani nello Stato pontificio in età moderna”

Marina Caffiero, Università “La Sapienza,” Roma

“La Calabria dal Cinque al Seicento: risorse, conflitti, classi sociali”

Pino Caridi, Università di Messina

 

 

Session 2.

Chair: Guido Pescosolido, Dean of Humanities Faculty, Università “La Sapienza,” Roma

“España y los cambios dinasticos en Italia al principio del siglo XVIII”

Antonio Álvarez Ossorio Alvariño, Universidad de Madrid

“Lo Stato di Milano e gli equilibri mediterranei nel XVIII secolo”

Cinzia Cremonini, Università Cattolica, Milano

“La politica mediterranea dell’impero austriaco e i regni dell’Italia meridionale nel periodo dell’assolutismo illuminato”

Elena Riva, Università Cattolica, Milano

“La Revolución Francesa, España y Italia”

Manuel Moreno Alonso, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

“Il Mediterraneo e il Mezzogiorno d’Italia dalle insorgenze rivoluzionarie all’età napoleonica”

Anna Maria Rao, Presidente della Società Italiana del secolo XVIII

“La Sicilia e la Bolla della Sacra Crociata”

Raffaele Manduca, Università di Messina

“Mezzogiorno d’Italia e banditismi mediterranei dal Sette all’Ottocento”

Franco Gaudioso, Università di Lecce

“Gli inglesi, la Sicilia e le nuove rotte commerciali dal protettorato alla vigilia dell’unificazione italiana”

Michela D’Angelo, Università di Messina

 

 


 

1.      The Mediterranean Stage: Features of the Performance in the “Great Lake”

Chair: Cosimo Cucinotta, Università di Messina

“Peace and War Theatres: Turkish, Christians, and Renegades in Italian Performance from the 16th to the 18th Centuries”

Dario Tomasello, Università di Messina

“Archetipi e maschere: una lettura di Pulcinella”

Francesco Barone, University of Messina

“Mimì Aguglia e il teatro siciliano come simbolo di mediterraneità”

Stefania Traviano, Università di Messina

 

2.      Shakespeare and the Dialectics of Outside and Inside

Chair: Susan O. Shapiro, The University of Kansas, Lawrence

Hamlet’s Closets and Hamlet’s Closets”

David M. Bergeron, The University of Kansas, Lawrence

“‘Tray, Blanch, and Sweetheart’: Lear’s Dogs and the ‘Mystery of Things’ in Shakespeare’s King Lear

Susan O. Shapiro

“Mystic Shakespeare”

David Ruiter, University of Texas-El Paso

“Singularity and Equality in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: Derrida’s Concept of Hospitality and the Enactment of Romantic Comedy”

Richard Raspa, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

 

3.      Heavy Metal Islam

Chair: Mark Levine, University of California, Irvine

“Heavy Metal Islam”

Mark Levine

[title coming]

Armando Salvatore, [affiliation]

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Reda Zine, [affiliation]

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Sarah Joseph, [affiliation]

[title coming]

Sheikh Anwar al-Ethaki, [affiliation]

 

4.      Il mediterraneo di Vincenzo Consolo: dalla crisi del modello Omerico alla resistenza dell'immaginazione antropologica

Chair: Norma Bouchard, University of Connecticut, Storrs

A Discussion with Vincenzo Consolo

Massimo Lollini, University of Oregon; Norma Bouchard; Vincenzo Consolo

I Viaggi del Moderno Odisseo: Vincenzo Consolo testimone del nostro tempo”

Massimo Lollini, University of Oregon, Eugene

“The Writer as Archeologist: Vincenzo Consolo’s Mediterranean Ruins

Norma Bouchard

 

5.      A Bridge to the 21st Century: Italian Writers from 1950s to Today

Chair: Giose Rimanelli, State University of New York at Albany

“Amore, stupore e risentimenti: L’Italia vista da Giose Rimanelli”

Antonio Vitti, Wake ForestUniversity

“A Journey in illo tempore in Giose Rimanelli’s Il Ritorno

Sheryl Lynn Postman, University of Massachusetts Lowell

“Italian Neodialect Poetry: Italian Dialects from Common Speech to Literary Languages”

Luigi Bonaffini, Brooklyn College, New York

 

6.      Medieval and Early Modern Literature: Body Parts

Chair: Emily C. Francomano, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

“Metonymical Hands in Early French Literature”

Susan Rosenstreich, Dowling College

“The Missing Foreskin: Anti-Semitic Poetry in the Court of Isabel I of Castile”

Barbara F. Weissberger, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

“Sins of the Tongue: The Inquisitorial Trials of Cristóbal Duarte Ballester”

Ronald Edward Surtz, Princeton University, New Jersey

“The Hands of the Girl without Hands”

Emily C. Francomano

 

7.      Satie’s Parade

Chair: Juan LaManna, University of New York at Oswego

“Picasso’s Roman Holiday: Parade and the Classical Spirit”

Beth S. Gersch-Nesic, New York Arts Exchange

“The Music of Satie’s Parade

Juan LaManna

“Parading with Massine

Ligia Pinheiro, Wittenberg University, Ohio

 

8.       Remembering/Recovering Europe’s Islamic Past, I

Chair: Karla Mallette, Northwestern University, Evansto, Illinois/American University of Beirut, Lebanon

“Ornamenting the World: Contemporary Trends and Institutionalization of Nostalgia”

Gregory Hutcheson, University of Louisville, Kentucky

“What’s in a Name? The Case of Alborayque”

Dwayne E. Carpenter, Boston College, Massachusetts

“The Mentality of Reconquista and Early Conquistadors”

Hernán G. H.Taboada, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

 

9.      Remembering/Recovering Europe’s Islamic Past, II

Chair: Gregory S. Hutcheson, University of Louisville, Kentucky

“Juan Andrés and the Muslim Origins of Europe’s Modernity”

Roberto Dainotto, Duke University

“Roger II of Sicily: Rex, Basileus and Khalif?: Identity, Politics and Propaganda in the Cappella Palatina

Karen Britt, University of Louisville

“Romantics, Nationalists, and the Arab Past in Malta”

Karla Mallette, Northwestern University/American University of Beirut

 

10.  Remembering/Recovering Europe’s Islamic Past, III

Chair: Karla Mallette, Northwestern University/American University of Beirut and Gregory S. Hutcheson, University of Louisville

Position Paper: “Recovering the Traces: The Contemporary Arab Diaspora and Europe’s Islamic Past”

Mohamed-Salah Omri,, Centre for Mediterranean Studies, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter, United Kingdom

 

11.  La Sicilia ed il Mediterraneo orientale tra la tarda età del Bronzo ed il periodo arcaico

Chair: David John Blackman, Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, Oxford

Oltre la Grecia: le relazioni tra Sicilia e Mediterraneo orientale in età post-micenea

Massimo Cultraro, CNR-IBAM, Catania

La Sicilia nel circuito commerciale arcaico: Il caso della ceramica greco-orientale

Antonella Pautasso, CNR-IBAM, Catania

“Naxos tra l’Egeo e la Sicilia”

Maria Costanza Lentini, Soprintendenza Beni Culturali Ambientali di Messina

 

12.  Sicilian Migration and North Africa (18th-20th century)

Chair: Salvatore Speziale, University of Messina

“Siciliani e genti del Sud nella colonizzazione libica (1911-1943)”          

Federico Cresti, University of Catania

“La colonizzazione agricola italiana nel protettorato tunisino: poderi siciliani oltre confine?”

Daniela Melfa, University of Catania

[title coming]

Michel Brondino, Director of Encyclopedie de la Méditerranée

[title coming]

Julia Clancy-Smith, University of Arizona, Tucson

[title coming]

Marta Petricioli, University of Florence

Paradiso o via di fuga: clandestini siciliani verso sud

Salvatore Speziale

 

13.  Conjuring Tempests

Chair: Daryl Palmer, Regis University, Denver, Colorado

“Conjuring Giorgione’s Three Philosophers

Alan Hart, University of Akron, Ohio

“Conjuring Musical Tempests”

Harry Davidson, Duke University

“Of Souls and Tempests in the Plays of William Shakespeare”

Daryl Palmer

 

14.   Economic Agents in the Western Mediterranean in the 15th Century

Chair: Enrico Pispisa, Università degli Studi di Messina

“Catalina Llull y Çabastida: A Catalan Merchant-Woman in Eastern Sicily at the End of the Fifteenth Century”

Gemma Teresa Colesanti, CNR-IBAM, Naples

“Domestic Trade and Rights of Passage in the Kingdom of Naples: Economic Integration and Royal Authority in the Fifteenth Century”

Eleni Sakellariou, University of Ioannina, Greece

“Man of the Pope, Man of the King: Guillerm de Fonollet, a Catalan Merchant in Mediterranean Politics and Trade during the Fourteenth and the Fifteenth Centuries”

Roser Salicrú i Lluch, Institucio Mila i Fontanals, Barcelona, Spain

“An Emblematic Member of the Urban Patriciate in Fifteenth-Century Sicily: Pietro Burgio, Estate Manager, Merchant, Nobleman”

Francesco Paolo Tocco, Università degli Studi di Messina

 

15.   Performance, grafismo y constructivismo en la vanguardia hispana

Chair: Rosa Sarabia, University of Toronto, Canada

“Performance, fotografía e historia: la cena de trajes y figures de época, un banquete de máscaras en los anos de la vanguardia”

María Soledad Fernández Utrera, University of British Columbia

“Imagen y texto en la vanguardia humorística—El grafismo de Jardiel en su contexto”

Mechthild Albert, Universität des Saarlandes

“Maruja Mallo, Ser o No Ser: Su obra de madurez en el panorama internacional”

Carolina Erdocia Castillejo, Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao

“Contructivismo y abstracción: La urbe desfigurada de Torres García”

Rosa Sarabia

 

16.   Mediterranean Harbors as Bastions of Hygiene and Sanitation

Chair: Giuseppe Restifo, Università di Messina

“Legal Efforts to Regulate Maritime Health in Early Modern Genoa”

Giovanni Assereto, University of Genoa

“Sanitary Espionage”

Paolo Preto, University of Padova

“Sanitary Defense in the Mediterranean ca. 1900”

Daniel Panzac, University of Marseille—Aix-en-Provence, France

“Venetian Lazarets and the International Health Policy Pattern of the ‘Serenissima’”

Nelli-Elena Vanzan Marchini, Italian Sanitary and Hospital History Center of the Veneto

 

17.  Decorative and Figurative Patterns in the Mediterranean during the 19th-20th Centuries: Their Diffusion through Contemporary Journals

Chair: Paola Valenti, Università di Genova

“Italian Journals of the 19th and 20th Centuries as Distributors of International Patterns for Figurative Art”

Maurizia Migliorini, Università degli Studi di Genova

“Archaism and Mediterranean Patterns in European Sculpture during the 19th-20th Centuries”

Leo Lecci, Archivio d'Arte Contemporanea dell'Università di Genova

“The Circulations of International Decorative Patterns in Italian Architecture during the 19th-20th Centuries: A Consideration of the Specialized Contemporary Journals”

Paola Valenti

 

18.   Mediterranean Cities

Chair: Elina Carmelina Gugliuzzo, University of Messina

“Urban Sociability in Two Mediterranean Harbor Cities: Valletta and Messina”

Elina Carmelina Gugliuzzo, University of Messina

“Urban Militias in Precolonial Morocco: The Case of Fez”

Mohamed El Mansour, Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Rabat, Morocco

“The Social Behavior in Harbor Cities as Expressed in Maltese Literature”

Charles Briffa, University of Malta

“Jewish Converts and Urban Structures in a Sicilian Mediterranean City after the Expulsion: The Case of Sciacca”

Nadia Zeldez, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

“Taverns and Coffee Houses: Lisbon, 1780-1834”

Maria Alexandra Lousada, University of Lisbon

 

19.   Art History I: 21st-Century Methodology: Theory & Praxis

Chair: Beth S. Gersch-Nesic, New York Arts Exchange

“Reception Theory and Baroque Art: The Classroom Experience”

Mindy Nancarrow, University of Alabama

“Foucault and Epistemology: An Interdisciplinary Course”

M. Rebecca Leuchak, Roger William University

“Judith in Hanukkiot: An Introduction to Semiotics”

Beth S Gersch-Nesic

“The Art in Art History”

Marilyn Stokstad, University of Kansas

 

20.   Art History II: Influences of Ancient Art

Chair: Liana Cheney, University of Massachusetts Lowell

“Ceramic Vessels: Reconstructing the Greek Pictorial Style”

Dorothy Joiner, University of Massachusetts Lowell

“Roman Period Theatre Construction Activity in Sicily: A Theoretical Approach Based on Fernand Braudel’s ‘Three Planes of Historical Time’”

Zeynep Akture, Middle East Technical University

“Images narratives méditerranéennes chez l’École Ioniènne

Catherine Bregianni, Université Ouverte Hellénique, Athens

 

21.  Art History III: Ecclesiastical Art

Chair: Ellen L. Longsworth, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts

“God and Community in Eighth-Century Egypt: The al-Muallaqa Lintel in the Coptic Museum, Cairo”

Glenn Peers, University of Texas at Austin

“The Capella Palatina in Palermo: An Example of Fatimid Painting?”

Roberta Marin, Victoria and Albert Museum

“The Nude Wrestling of Herakles in the ‘Islamic’ Ceilings of the Capella Palatina in Palermo”

Lev Kapitaikin, Wolfson College,Oxford University

“An Art Historical Conundrum: Some Questions about the Church of SS. Peter & Paul in Famagusta, N. Cyprus”

Michael J. K. Walsh, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, N. Cyprus

 

22.   Art History IV: Iconographical Themes in Art

Chair: Dorothy Joiner, University of Massachusetts Lowell

“The Ambiguity of Saint Agatha’s Breasts in the Middle Ages”

Anna-Maria Gruia, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

“The Model of Youth: Adolescent Figures in Italian Renaissance Art”

Christopher Fulton, University of Louisville, Kentucky

“The Counter-Reformation and the Misteri Procession of Modern Trapani

Ellen L. Longsworth, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts

“Caravaggio in Messina”

Liana Cheney, University of Massachusetts Lowell

 

23.   Early Modern Portugal

Chair: Francis A. Dutra, University of California, Santa Barbara

“Lisbon’s Earthquake and Its Demographic Effects on the City and Coastal Regions”

Bill M. Donovan, Loyola College

“The Portuguese Order of Santiago during Spain’s Habsburg Rule (1580-1640)”

Francis A. Dutra

“Rape and Pardon Tales in Early Modern Portugal”

Darlene Abreu-Ferreira, University of Winnipeg

 

24.   Mediterranean Basin: Contemporary Issues

Chair:

“Swaying Images: Atlantic and Mediterranean Images in Portuguese Promotional Posters”

Maria José Gonçalo Gouveia Aurindo, University of Lisbon, Portugal

“Sicily: The Acceptable Face of the Mediterranean?”

Anna Proudfoot, Oxford Brookes University, England

“The ‘Western Lights’: Electrical Hyper-Consumption in Israel”

Matan Shapiro, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

“The Value of Civility and Self-Limitation: Beyond an Ontological Understanding of Civil Society”

Ayhan Akman, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

 

25.   Film

Chair:

Kaos, Pirandello and the Mother: Questions of Identity in Taviani’s Sicily”

Francesca Cadel, Yale University

“Sicily and Its Imagined Reality in the Films of Pietro Germi

Francesca A. Pennisi, Southern Connecticut State University

“Intercultural Italy: History, Sexuality and Difference in Films about Italy”

Phillip Drummond, University of California London Programme

“Due South: The Rediscovery of Ethnicity in Helen de Michiel’s Tarantella

Cinzia di Giulio, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts

 

26.   Music, Dance, and Ballads: New Perspectives

Chair: Alexandra Mascolo-David, Central Michigan University

“Folk and Urban Musical Elements in Brazilian Four-Hand Piano Literature”

Alexandra Mascolo-David and Rubia Santos, Central Michigan University

“Statuto dell’Artista della Danza e Il Diritto alla Differenza”

Anna Mascolo, Lisbon

“L’osso che canta: varianti siciliane di un tema narrativo euromediterraneo”

Sergio Bonanzinga, University of Palermo

 

27.   The Mediterranean and Latin America

Chair: George Woodyard, University of Kansas, Lawrence

“Italians in Argentina: 100 Years of Theatre”

George Woodyard

“Historical Lunfardo: The Argentine ‘Language of Crime’ since the Italian Immigration”

Anita Herzfeld, University of Kansas, Lawrence

“Augustine, Borges, and an Inhospitable God”

David Johnson, University of Buffalo, New York

“Mexico and the Mediterranean”

Laurence de Looze, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

 

28.  Italian Connections I

Chair

“The Roman Tradition in Contemporary Mexican Women Writers”

M. Isela Chiu, Utah State University, Logan

“Elegy, Prophecy, Fraternity: Alonso Gatto’s Poems of Resistance”

Philip Parisi, Utah State University, Logan

“Incorporating Identity: The Grandmother’s Body in Tina De Rosa’s Paper Fish

Marie A. Plasse, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts

 

29.  Italian Connections II

Chair:

“Primitive Geographies and Picturesque Typecasting: Sicilian Performer Mimì Aguglia in New York City at the Turn of the 20th Century”

Giorgio Bertellini, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

“New Orleans’ Sicilians and their Contributions to the Development of Jazz”

Richard Bonanno, Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts

“Contemporary Sicilian Cultural Identity in the Literary Tradition of Andrea Camilleri

Elgin Kirsten Eckert, Harvard University, Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa

 

30.   Italy in Literature

Chair:

“One Travel to Sicily, Two Travels to Venice [in Shakespeare]”

Patricia Nedelea, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

“Female Readers as Cultural Agents in Early Modern Italy”

Androniki Dialeti, University of Glasgow, Scotland

“Madame de Staël and Italy”

James P. Gilroy, University of Denver, Colorado

 

31.  Mediterranean Connections I

Chair:

“The Collision of Family History and World History: An Irishman in the Mediterranean”

Sheila Pelizzon, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

“Minority Anthems and their Socio-Psychological Significance”

Henriette Javorek, University of Lüneburg

“Jerre Mangione: Un italo-americano di seconda generazione scopre la Sicilia”

Matteo Pretelli, Università di Trieste

“Acculturation of Greek Americans”

James Koutrelakos, Hunter College

 

32.  Mediterranean Connections II

Chair

“From Montevideo to Sicily: Garibaldi and the Italian Conquest of the Mediterranean”

Hiber Conteris, University of Arizona

“Little Italy”

Emelise Aleandri, New York City Board of Education

“Santa Lucia: Nordic Holiday”

Ekaterina Timofeeva, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

“Between the European Ego and the Arab Alter: Cultural and Linguistic Hybridity in Sicily and Malta”

Michael V. Diboll, United Arab Emirates University

 

33.  Spanish Literature and Culture in the 20th Century

Chair: Nina Molinaro, University of Colorado, Boulder

“The Material Occult: Ramón de la Serna’s Las cosas y’el ello

Juli Highfill, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

“José Ángel Mañas’s Historias del Kronen and Spanish Democracy”

Robert Spires, The University of Kansas, Lawrence

“Remembering the Other: Ethics, Gender, and Memory in Spain’s ‘Generation X’”

Nina Molinaro

“Not Good-Enough Mothering: The Turn to Non-Biological Mothers in Almudena Grande’s Malena es un nombre de Tango

Lorraine Ryan, University of Limerick, Ireland

 

34.  Greece

Chair: Amikam Nachmani, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

“Desired Times and Places: Depictions of Greece in Nineteenth-Century Ethnographic Maps”

Lydia Papadakis, Greek Open University, Athens

“Gender and Nationalism: The Greek Civil War 1946-1949”

Amikam Nachmani

“Foreign Hirelings and Communist Bandits: The ‘Enemy’ through the Looking Glass of a National Army Conscript and his Wife during the Greek Civil War, 1947-1949”

Philip Carabott, King’s College London, England

 

35.  Greece and the Mediterranean

Chair:

“The Nestorians: A Forgotten Link in the Transfer of Greek Science to the West”

Frances Luttikhuizen, University of Barcelona, Spain

“The Greek Community in Early Modern Venice: A Reassessment”

Georgios Plakotos, University of Glasgow, Scotland

“The Ideal of Balkan Unity in European Perspective (1789-1945)”

Loukianos Hassiotis, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

“Londra-Catania-Atene: un’insolita rotta del mito di Atene classica: Quarantotto disegni inediti dell’Acropoli commissionati da Lord Elgin”

Francesca Buscemi, Università di Catania

 

36.   Rome and the Ancient World

Chair:

“Thinking the Mediterranean: The Perception of Sea and Seafaring in Augustan Rome”

Isto Seppo Tapani Vatanen, University of Turku, Finland

“All Roads Lead to Rome: Processes of Hierarchy and Control in the Evolution of Empire”

Jeffrey S. Vail

“The ‘Pandocheion’ in Rabbinic Literature”

Tziona Grossmark, Tel Hai Academic College, Upper Galilee, Israel

 

37.  The Mediterranean in the Ancient and Medieval Periods

Chair:

“Il Bacino del Mar Piccolo di Taranto nel quadro della neolitizzazione dell’Italia sud-orientale e del Vicino Oriente mediterraneo”

Patrizia Lorusso, Università di Bari

“Shape and Sign on the Maps: An Image of Mediterranean Space”

Maria Antonietta Mariani, Censis Foundation, Rome

Catullus’ Subtle Criticism of Rome’s Mediterranean Empire”

Susan O. Shapiro, Utah State University, Logan

 

38.  Medieval Literature

Chair: Anne M. Dropick, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

“Lost Troubadours and Troubadour Ghosts: Dauphin and the Northeast of the Occitan Domain”

Kathryn Klingebiel, University of Hawaii at Manoa

“Nosing Around the Mediterranean: A Medieval Reconstruction of Publius Ovidius Naso

Susan Small, University of Western Ontario

“Courting Power: Mediterranean Palaces in the Medieval French Imaginary”

Sharon Kinoshita, University of California, Santa Cruz  

 

39.  Renaissance Spanish Literature

Chair:

“Italia y el humanismo peninsular del XV: Miquel Estela en el manuscrito 229 de la Biblioteca Nacional de París”

Roxana Recio, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

“The ‘Biscayan’ in Cervantes and Valdes”

Jaione Markaida, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

“Going to the Sources: The Semitic Origins of the Libro de Buen Amor

Amy Aronson-Friedman, Valdosta State University, Georgia

“Classical Mediterranean Themes in the Americas: As Used in Ercilla’s La Auracana

Enrique Martinez Vidal, Dickinson College

 

40.  Sicilian Connections: Literature and Travel

Chair:

“Islam, Dante, and the Italian Renaissance: The Sicilian Connection”

Abdulla Al-Dabbagh, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain

“Nuns Behind Bars: Patrick Brydone’s Sicily as Hispanophe’s Delight”

Tad Tuleja, University of Oklahoma, Norman

“D. H. Lawrence in Sicily and Sardinia”

Hugh Witemeyer, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

 

41.  Medieval Sicily I

Chair:

“Muslims in Medieval Christian Sicily”

Sarah Davis-Secord, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

“The Middle Ages in the History of Toleration”

Glenn W. Olsen, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

“Brothers in Profit: The De Rogerio Brothers of Late Medieval Palermo”

Mary Lampe, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

42.   Medieval Sicily II

Chair:

“A Family Affair: Sicily and Aragon in the Time of Martino il Giovanne (1391-1409)”

Nuria Silleras-Fernandez, University of California Santa Cruz

“From Calabria Cometh the Law, and the Word of the Lord from Sicily: The Holy Land in the Thought of Joachim de Fiore and Abraham Abulafia

Harvey J. Hames, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel

“The Genoese Admirals of the Kingdom of Sicily during the 12th and 13th Centuries: State Service and Private Enterprise”

Enrico Basso, Soprintendenza Archivistica per la Liguria, Genova

 

43.   Medieval History

Chair:

“Federico II: Laic Thought within the Mediterranean Area”

Alessandro Musco, Università degli Studi di Palermo

“Une Légitimation Islamique de la Résistance au Tyran au Temps de Jean II de Castille: Semblanza y Tratado de Gracian (Ch. VIII)”

Vincent Serverat, Université Stendhal—Grenoble III

“Il privilegio ai Siciliani di re Levon IV: una pagina delle relazioni tra Aermeni e Sicilia (1331)

Marco Bais, Università di Bologna

 

44.  Renaissance History I

Chair:

“Nebrija and Valdés: ¿Español o Castellano?”

Maria Jesus Centeno, University of Georgia, Athens

“Sicily and the Grand Strategy of Philip II”

Thomas Dandelet, University of California, Berkeley

“Genoese & Catalans: Trade Disapora in Early Modern Sicily”

Celine Dauverd, University of California, Los Angeles

 

45.  Renaissance History II

Chair: Gilbert Fernandez, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville

“‘A Continual Tavern in My House’: The Place of Food in Venetian Diplomacy in Early Modern Constantinople”

Eric Dursteler, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Inscitia Barbarorum: The Birth of Medical Anti-Arabism in the Renaissance”

Alain Touwaide, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

“Serena the Turk: A ‘Mad Turk’ in a Counter-Reformation Convent”

Danielle Culpepper, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia

“Mentalities of Decline in the Spanish and Ottoman Empires”

Seven Agir, Princeton University, New Jersey

 

46.  Renaissance History III

Chair:

“The Euro-Mediterranean Letter Network of the Greek Zygomalas Family in the Second Half of the 16th Century”

Andreas Rhoby, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften Kommission für Byzantinistik, Vienna

“A Jesuit Priest from Sicily, and his Probable Early 17th-century ‘European’ Influence on the Yaqui Indians of Northwestern Mexico”

Elsie Ivancich Dunin, University of California, Los Angeles

“Male Response to Female Illness in Counter-Reformation Spain”

Susan Laningham, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville

“Huellas del Humanismo italiano en la época colonial: el caso de Peralta Barnuevo”

Enrique Rodrigo, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

 

47.  Renaissance History IV

Chair:

Niccolò Machiavelli and the New Phronesis

C. Cree Johannsen, The University of Kansas, Lawrence

“Between Doge and Tsar: The Diplomatic Missions of Nicolo Tron and Ivan III”

Karen Lemiski, Arizona State University, Tempe

“Early Modern Mediterranean Trends in Shipbuilding: The Ottoman Tersane in the Mirror of Venetian Arsenale

Eyup Ozveren and Onur Yildirim, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

 

48.   Spanish Enlightenment

Chair:

“Enlightenment Aesthetics in Spanish and English Prose”

Scott Dale, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bartolomé de las Casas and the Re-making of the Spanish Patria during the Enlightenment”

Santa Arias, Florida State University

“Spain’s Mediterranean Consciousness and the 18th-Century Exploration of the Pacific Ocean”

Rainer F. Buschmann, California State University, Channel Islands, Camarillo, California

 

49.   Mediterranean Definitions I

Chair:

Whose Mediterranean? A Case of ‘Us’ and ‘Them’”

Jackie Cannon, Oxford Brookes University, and Fernando León Solís, Paisley University

“How to Teach the Mediterranean”

Melita Richter Malabotta, Università di Trieste

“Between Braudel and the Corrupting Sea, Antiquity and the Euro-Med Partnership: Which Mediterranean is the Real, Which the Imaginary?”

Jamil Brownson, United Arab Emirates University

 

50.  Mediterranean Definitions II

Chair

“Otranto: punto d’incontro e scontro tra Est e Ovest mediterraneo”

Elettra Ercolino, Université de Provence Aix-en-Provence, France

Gruppo Preghiera: An Ethic of Wellbeing”

Sam Migliore, Kwantlen University College, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

“End Game? Turkey, EU, and Cyprus”

Gul Inanc Barkay, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, N. Cyprus

 

52. Modern Mediterranean History

Chair:

“Operation Husky in WWII and Its Aftermath: The Italian-American Perspective”

Stefano Luconi, Universities of Padua and Pisa

“The Principles of Secularism in the Turkish Context”

Mimar S. Mah, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey

“The Spanish Civil War: The Model Civil War of the Twentieth Century”

Michael Seidman

“Problems in the Context of the International Aspects of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

Malay Vera, Belgorod State University, Russia