SMRP Sessions at 2018 RSA conference

The SMRP will be sponsoring and/or co-sponsoring five sessions at the 2018 conference of the Renaissance Society of America in New Orleans. Below is preliminary information about these sessions (the RSA schedule will be available in early October).

Lucretius I: The Influence of Lucretius on the Italian Renaissance

Organizer: Sean Erwin, Barry University

Chair: Ada Palmer, University of Chicago

Pablo Maurette, University of Chicago

The Lesson of the Master: Lucretius and Neo-Latin Poetry

Elena Nicoli, Radboud University

Renaissance Responses to Lactantius’ Critique of Lucretius’ Atomism

Valentina Prosperi, University of Sassari

A Lost Vernacular Translation of Lucretius

 

Lucretius II: Epicurean Influences on Machiavelli

Organizer: Sean Erwin, Barry University

Chair: Alan C. Kors, University of Pennsylvania

Mario De Caro, Università Roma Tre & Tufts University

Machiavelli’s Lucretian Free Will

Sean Erwin

Atomic war: The Lucretian agenda in Machiavelli’s Arte della Guerra

Dhruv Jain, York University

Machiavelli’s Lucretian Theory of State Formation

 

Roundtable:  Thomas Leinkauf’s Philosophie des Humanismus und der Renaissance (1350-1600)

Organizer:  Donald F. Duclow, Gwynedd Mercy University

Chair: Andrea Robiglio, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Discussants:   Thomas Leinkauf, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

David Albertson, University of Southern California

Paul Richard Blum, Loyola University Maryland

Christopher Celenza, Johns Hopkins University

Tomáš Nejeschleba, Palacký University Oloumuc

 

Charles de Bovelles (Carolus Bovillus): A Humanist Synthesis of Philosophy, Theology and Mathematics

Co-sponsor:  International Charles de Bovelles Society

Organizer: Thomas Leinkauf, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Chair: Tamara Albertini, University of Hawai’i Manoa

Christa Lundberg, University of Cambridge

The Notion of Angelic Intellect in De intellectu

Jozéf Matula, University of Olomouc

Bovelles on Interior/Exterior Acts of the Divine Intellect

Stephan Meier-Oeser, University of Münster

Charles de Bovelles’ Speculative Epistemology

 

A Bridge Between Renaissance Italy and France: Pico and Bovelles

Co-sponsor:  International Charles de Bovelles Society

Organizers:  Tamara Albertini, University of Hawai’i Manoa

Donald F. Duclow, Gwynedd Mercy University

Chair:           Thomas Leinkauf, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Amos Edelheit, Maynooth University

Pico and the ‘Parisian Style’: Paris in the 1480s

Cesare Catà

What am I looking for: Decorum or Dignitas? Existentialism and Humanism in the Renaissance

Tamara Albertini

Revisiting Self-induced Transformation in Renaissance Philosophy: The Cases of Pico della Mirandola and Charles de Bovelles

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