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Senior Lecturer Daniela D’Eugenio will present a talk at the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Aug. 8, 2018

Posted by on Thursday, July 19, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Morality Visualized in Poetry and Calligraphy at the Newberry Library

Giovanni Antonio Tagliente (1551), Newberry Library, Wing Z 535.T127

A Newberry Colloquium

Wednesday, August 8, 2018  4:00 PM
Towner Fellows’ Lounge
Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies

Daniela D’Eugenio,

Consortium Faculty Short-Term Fellow

Daniela D’Eugenio’s talk examines the implications of the visual representation of moral expressions in Renaissance Italian verses and calligraphic specimens held at the Newberry Library. It does so by considering maxims, adages, proverbs, and didactic sayings as moral tools that can be used in texts connected to iconic elements. In these texts, they are employed thanks to their rhetorical structure, their pedagogical intent, and their reception. Either they guide the readers visually in order to make them undergo an ethical experience, or they represent a means to allow viewers and students to learn effectively and internalize a moral and didactic message.