5:00- 6:15 PM: Opening Reception, Alumni House (#1 on map)
6:30- 7:45 PM: Plenary Address, Leyburn Library, Northen Auditorium (#40 on map)
8:00 PM: Banquet, Sheridan Livery Inn (35 N. Main St.) (menu)
8:00 AM: Coffee Service, Leyburn Library, foyer outside Northen Auditorium (#40 on map)
8:30-10:00 AM: Panel I: Italian Studies (Northen Auditorium)
Moderator: Domnica Radulescu, Washington and Lee University.
Anthony J. Lichi, Old Dominion University, "From the Good Death to the Art of Dying
Well. Petrarch, Savonarola and Deathbed Imagery."
Alan Cottrell, Montclair State University, "The Physicality of Poliziano's Language in
Robert Policelli, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, "Between Fortuna and Virtù:
The Idea of Italia in Machiavelli's Last Years."
10:00-10:30 AM: Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 AM: Panel II: Travelling East (Northen Auditorium)
Moderator: George Bent, Washington and Lee University.
Pascale Barthe, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, "(Re)capturing Constantinople: Poetics of Conquest in Bertrand de La Borderie's Discours du voyage de Constantinoble (1542)."
Rosemary Lee, University of Virginia, "Observing Trifles in Jerusalem: Pietro della Valle and the Holy Fire of 1616."
11:30-11:45AM: Coffee Break
11:45 AM -12:45 PM: Panel III: To the North (Northen Auditorium)
Moderator: Holly Pickett, Washington and Lee University.
Jeff Persels, University of South Carolina, "A Huguenot Keeping Catholic Accounts: The Polemical Uses of Corporate Greed, Circa 1580."
Clifton W. Potter, Jr., Lynchburg College, "'Life Upon the Wicked Stage . . . .' Elizabeth I in Nineteenth-Century Drama."
Please send me a check for $35.00, which includes the price of the banquet, made out to Washington and Lee University, by March 12. The menu will include chicken, beef, seafood and vegetarian choices, and the chicken and beef items can be prepared gluten free. You need not choose now, but please indicate if you have any special dietary requirements.
David S. Peterson
History Department, Baker Hall
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450
Rooms will be available at Lexington's Hampton Inn Col Alto, 401 East Nelson St., for a conference rate of $99.00 + tax. For reservations call (540) 463-2223 before March 12, 2010. Indicate that you will be participating in the conference.Directions
Campus Map: the Alumni House (#1) is at the northern end of campus; the Leyburn Library (#40) is behind Washington and Lee's Colonnade; Northen Auditorium is the first floor down in Leyburn Library. Free parking (P) is available on Jefferson St., or in the University Garage at the corner of Nelson St. and East Denny Circle.