CEMS Symposium- Happiness in the Early Modern Period

“Happiness in the Early Modern Period”, March 10-11, 2016. The conference will focus on a transnational and expanded notion of happiness that will encompass history, philosophy, art and literature.

 

We are happy to welcome guest speakers Christopher Celenza (Johns Hopkins), Andrea Frisch (University of Maryland), Katherine Eggert (University of Colorado-Boulder), Virginia Krause (Brown), Christia Mercer (Columbia), and Don Rutherford (University of California, San Diego). We will also hold a graduate student panel, where UW-Madison students Aria Cabot (Italian), Jennifer Morgan (French), and Jill Slaight (History) will briefly share their research.

EVENT PROGRAM

 

HAPPINESS
IN THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD

MARCH 10-11, 2016
Pyle Center

 

March 10|2:30-6:00
Opening Remarks: Susan Zaeske, Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities; Stefania Buccini, CEMS Interim Director

 

Ullrich Langer (University of Wisconsin-Madison): “Why Literature Is Happiness (in the Early Modern Period)”

 

Christopher Celenza (Johns Hopkins University): “Happiness and the ‘History of the History of Philosophy’ in Fifteenth-Century Italy”

 

Virginia Krause (Brown University):  “Montaignian Happiness: Lessons in Landscape”

March 11|9:30-5:00
Donald Rutherford (University of San Diego): “Perfection and Happiness in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy”

 

Christia Mercer (Columbia University): “Anne Conway and the Pain of Happiness”

 

Katherine Eggert (University of Colorado-Boulder): “How to Be Happy in The Faerie Queene”

 

Andrea Frisch (University of Maryland): “‘Heureux celuy qui devient sage/en voyant d’autry le dommage’: Tragic Spectacle as a Source of Happiness in Early Modern France”

 

Graduate Student Forum:

Aria Cabot: “‘No Happiness in These Kinds of Pleasures’: (In)felicità and the Eighteenth-Century Italian Autobiography”

 

Jennifer Morgan: “A Joyful Noise: Music in the Early Modern Period”

 

Anna Rockwell: “L’’Archiatro dell’Anima’: Theater’s Cures for ‘Malumore’”

 

Jillian Slaight: “Chasing after Happiness? Runaway Girls in Eighteenth-Century Paris”

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
   
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS SUPPORT AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE ANONYMOUS FUND, THE CENTER FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES, THE INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN THE HUMANITIES, THE DEPARTMENTS OF ART HISTORY, ENGLISH, FRENCH AND ITALIAN, HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, AND SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES
  
For more information, contact Stefania Buccini: sbuccini@wisc.edu