Vanitas: Thinking Transience in Early Modern Europe

May 16-17, 2014

Franke Institute for the Humanities


Friday
 
1:30 Christopher Wild (University of Chicago): Welcome and Introduction: Vanitas and Baroque Paideia
 
2:00 Walter Melion (Emory University): “Visus, gustus, tacitus in te fallitur: Bodily Transience and the Imperishable Wounds of Christ in the Libellus piarum 
precum of 1575”
 
3:15 Coffee Break
 
3:45 Celeste Brusati (University of Michigan): “‘Vanitas in Eternity’: Still Life’s Paradoxical Temporalities”
 
 
Saturday
 
9:30 Helmut Puff (University of Michigan): “From Rubble to Ruins? Explorations of Sixteenth-Century Ruinous Matter”
 
10:45 Coffee Break
 
11:15 Aleksandra Prica (University of Zürich & University of Chicago): “Life-time, World-time and Time of the Form in Seneca’s Troades and Opitz' 'Trojan Women'”
 
2:00 Dalia Judovitz (Emory University): “The Vanity of Painting”
 
3:15 Coffee Break
 
3:45 Hall Björnstad (Indiana University): “‘Quelle vanité que la peinture’: Pascal Painter of Early Modern Life”
 
 
Sponsored by the Department of Germanic Studies, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and the Department of Art History.
 
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