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Memoria: Eighth Annual Symposium in Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Studies
Coral Gables, FL, February 1999

Eighth Annual Symposium in
Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Studies


18th -20th February 1999


Thursday, 18th  February 1999

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.: Keynote Lecture by Dr. Sara Melzer, UCLA: "The
Forgotten History of The Sun King's Colonial Policy in New France:
Interracial Mixing and Cultural Identity" at the apartment of Dr. Maryann
Barber, Master of Stanford Residential College,  1239 Dickinson Drive.

Friday, 19th  February 1999
Holiday Inn, University of Miami, 1350 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL
Granada Room

Session I: Musical Memory: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Wolfgang Fuhrmann, International Center of Cultural Studies Vienna,
Daughter of Mnemosyne: The Birth of the Musical Work of Art out of the
Spirit of Memoria.
Stanley Boorman, New York University, Memory and Reading in the
Performance of Renaissance Music.
Nicholas Schidlovsky, Princeton University, Memoria et Cantus: Early
Hymnographic Structures in the Oral Transmission of Medieval Liturgical

Session II: History and the Refashioning of Memory(1): 10:45 a.m. - 12:15
Warren Brown, California Institute of Technology, The Control of Memory as
a Tactic in Early Medieval Disputes.
David Ross Gerling, Sam Houston State University, Don Juan Manuel's
Tractado: Monument and Legal Abstract.
Maria de Jesus Cordero, Utah State University, Vivar's Chronicle as a
Monument to Empire.

Session III: Sacred Memory: 1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
John R. Cole, Bates College, Memory and Forgetfulness in Pascal's
Michael Mendelson, Lehigh University, Venter animi/distentio animi. Memory
and Temporality in Augustine's Confessions.
Margaret Lynch, University of Michigan, Reading up the Ladder to God:
Notker's Path to Piety.

Session IV: Memoirs, Truth and Fiction: 3:15 p.m.- 5:15 p.m.
Jane Connolly, University of Miami, Reading a Life: The Memorias of Leonor
Lopez de Cordoba.
Constance Cartmill, University of Manitoba, Reflections of a Hero:
Narrative Ambiguities in the Mimoires of la Rochefoucauld.
Leonard Hinds, Indiana University, Charles Sorel's Literary Memorial: Le
Tombeau des Romans.
Ralph Heyndels, University of Miami, Memory: Racine's Primal Scene of

Concert of Renaissance Singers: 6:30 p. m.  followed by reception pool
side at the University of Miami, Holiday Inn

Saturday 20th February, 1999

Session V: Preserving Memory: 9:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
John Kerr, University of Notre Dame, The Underworld of Memory:
Silvestris's Commentary on the First Six Books of the Aeneid.
Felicity Ratte, Marlboro College, Medieval Mnemonics and the Life of St.
Francis of Asissi as a Pictorial Pilgrim Guide.
Jennifer B. Lewin, Yale University, Fleeting Things, So Certain to be
Lost: Dreams Memory, and the Residue of Simulacra.
John Boitano, Chapman University, The Dangers of Artificial Memory:
Gabriel Naude's Advis pour dresser une bibliotheque.

Session VI: Memento Mori: 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Jasmin W. Cyril, University of Minnesota, Memoria Sancta: Battista
Sforza's Apotheosis at the Ducal Palace of Urbino.
Robert Westin, University of Florida, Baroque Tombs, Cenotaphs and
Monuments: Memoria and the Baroque Way of Death.
Leeds Barroll, University of Maryland, Memory and Public Fear: The
Elizabethan Popularity of Marlowe's 'Tamburlaine.'
Susan Zimmerman, Queens College, CUNY, Duncan's Corpse: Death as Memoria
in Macbeth.

Lunch: 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Session VII: History, Law and the Refashioning of Memory (2): 2:15 p.m.-
4:00 p.m.
Kathryn L. Mapstone,  Boston College, Forgetting Bede's Anglo-Saxons:
Bale's Refashioning of the English Past.
Hugh Thomas, University of Miami, Benedict Anderson's Reassurance of
Fratricide and the Norman Conquest.
Stephen Shapiro, New York University, Writing History in the First Person:
The Memoirs of Madame de Motteville and 17th Century Historiography.