The Implications of Reading Brian Stock

15 Mar 2019 - 00:00 / 15 Mar 2019 - 00:00

The Implications of Reading Brian Stock
Friday, 15 March 2019

Rm 112 of the Victoria College Building
73 Queen’s Park Crescent East
Toronto, ON M5S 2C3


The colloquium offers an opportunity to consider the legacy and influence of Brian Stock’s scholarship on the history of reading.

Conference speakers are automatically registered. Others wishing to register should do so through the Eventbrite website. Registration is free of charge.

Room 112 (Alumni Hall) of the Victoria College Building
8:15 Registration and Welcome
8:45 Opening Remarks

Aviad Kleinberg, Tel Aviv University, “The Life of Brian”

SESSION 1: 9:30-11:00
Seth Lerer, UC San Diego, “The Textualized Augustine and Late Antique Communities”
Paul Saenger, Newberry Library, “Augustine’s Ideas on Vision and the Evolving Format of the Patristic Page”
Sarah Spence, Medieval Academy of America, “Augustine, Vergil and the Geography of Loss”

11:00-11:30 coffee

SESSION 2: 11:30-12:30
Willemien Otten, University of Chicago, “Naturalism without Mediation: William of Conches and Hildegard of Bingen on Thinking Nature”
Suzanne Akbari, University of Toronto ,”Allegory and Integument, from the Victorines to Christine de Pizan”

12:30-2:30 Lunch

SESSION 3: 2:30-4:00
John Magee, University of Toronto, “Boethius and the Legacy of Alexander of Aphrodisias”
Marcia Colish, Yale University, “Self-Baptism in the Middle Ages”
Elisa Brilli, University of Toronto, “Dante’s Inner Dialogues”

4:00-4:30 coffee

SESSION 4: 4:30-6:00
Albert Ascoli, UC Berkeley, “Believe Me! Stories of Reading in the Early Modern Period”
Jane Tylus, Yale University, “Listening for the congedo: scenes of goodbye in the Renaissance”
Giuseppe Mazzotta, Yale University, “”What is Vico’s New Science About? Vico’s Imaginary Dialogue with St. Augustine”

Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto, “A Scholarly Friendship”


The organizers wish to gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the following departments and units:
The Principal’s Office at Victoria College
The Department of Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
The Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies
The Department of Classics, University of Toronto
The Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
The Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies
The Faculty of Theology at St. Michael’s College

The Department of English, University of Toronto