Academia edu:Reading Seminar on the Reception of Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy

Reading Seminar on the Reception of
Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy
Boethius Imprisoned (Glasgow, MS Hunter 374 V.1.11; Provenance: Italy; Date: 1385)
Dear friends and colleagues
As announced previously, the informal seminar / workshop series on Boethius’s Consolation of
Philosophy initiated in the Fall of 2017 will be continuing this winter term at the Department of
Theological Studies of Concordia University (2140, Bishop St., Room D-01, except for the 6th
of April session that will take place in the Ancient Books Collection of the Library of
Humanities and Social Sciences at the Université de Montréal, Building Samuel-
Bronfman, 4th floor, 3000 Jean-Brillant).
We will be dealing with some aspects of the reception of the work through the centuries
(commentaries, translations, and imitations):
Seminar / Workshop dates (all seminars / workshops will be between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm):
Friday, Jan 19th, 2018: Maude Vanhaelen (University of Warwick): Boethius in Renaissance
Florence.
Friday Feb 9th, 2018: Joseph Vietri (Theological Studies): Chance and Choice: Boethius’
Notion of Divine Knowledge and Free Will in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
Friday March 2nd, 2018: Nicolas Scuralli (Theological Studies) : Boethius and Theodoric:
Court Intrigue and Royal Favour Lost / Gabriele Giannini (Littératures, Université de
Montréal) : Dire Boèce en français (XIIe-XVe siècles).
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Friday March 23rd, 2018: Bruce Gilchrist (English): Manuscripts of the Consolatio in Anglo-
Saxon England / Eyvind Ronquist (English): Boethius and Chaucer / Dario Brancato (Classics,
Modern Languages, and Linguistics): Nicolas Trevet’s Commentary on the Consolation of
Philosophy (1385).
Friday April 6th, 2018: Visit of the Ancient Books Collection of the Library of Humanities and
Social Sciences at the Université de Montréal, which owns a 16th-century printing of the
Consolation of Philosophy, and talk on the early editions of the work by Dario Brancato
(Classics, Modern Languages, and Linguistics).
Friday April 20th, 2018: Tobias Foster Gittes (Liberal Arts College): “Le Muse son donne”:
Boccaccio’s Consolation of the Muses? / Lyse Roy (Histoire, UQAM): La Consolacion de
Boèce : source d’inspiration et ‘reconfort contre tristrece’ pour Christine de Pizan.
The two hour seminars / workshops will be held in both English and French.
Please spread the word and / or forward this email to everyone potentially interested. Everybody
is welcome. If you could confirm your attendance ahead of time (d.brancato@concordia.ca; jeanmichel.
roessli@concordia.ca; joseph.vietri@concordia.ca), it would make the organization
easier.
Wishing you all the best for the New Year and a good start of the second term,
Dario Brancato, Jean-Michel Roessli and Joseph Vietri

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