Conferences

21st st door lightInvited Lectures, Papers, Panels – National and International

“Cervantes’ Narrative Rhetoric: Hearing and Verisimilitude.” Keynote lecture, Annual Business Meeting of the Cervantes Society of America, RSA, Toronto, 2019. [upcoming]

Homenaje al Hispanismo Internacional. Invited panel. Sponsored by the Duques de Soria, with ceremony presided over by Rey Felipe VI of Spain. Madrid, September 2018.

“Tilting at Windmills.” Debate with Professor Eric Graf, Universidad Francisco Maroquín (Guatemala). Freedom Fest, Las Vegas, NV. 22 July 2017.

“El Tratado de los juicios de Antonio de la Peña: Punishing Erotic Extremes in Late 16th Century Spain.” Invited symposium paper. Laughter, Seduction and Companionship in Early Modern Spain. A Symposium in Honor of Adrienne L. Martin. University of California-Davis. 4-5 May 2017.

“Marsilio Ficino in Spain: The Spiritus.” Invited lecture. Department of Hispanic and Portuguese Studies. University of Pennsylvania. 18 November 2016.

“Las constituciones cervantinas, en la política del XVII español y la del XVIII estadounidense.” Invited colloquium paper. Cervantes todavía. Org. Ángel Pérez Martínez. Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Perú, 3 November 2016. Full colloquium video. Subsequent video interview

“La desmitificación de lo trascendente en La fuerza de la sangre.” Invited conference paper. Cervantes: Realismo y fantasía (IV centenario de la muerte de Cervantes. Org. Griso-Universidad de Navarra y SUNY Stony Brook, New York, 27-28 October, 2016.

Spiritus in Ficino and in Cervantes’ La fuerza de la sangre.” Invited conference paper. II Cervantes Symposium of the North East, Anudando este roto hilo: A Commemoration of Cervantes’ Life and Works. Cornell University, 14-15 October, 2016.

“Las Constituciones del gran gobernador Sancho Panza: ‘puso tasa en los salarios de los criados’ (Don Quijote II, 51).” Invited conference paper. First Biennial Cervantes Symposium of the North East. New York City, 19 November 2015.

“‘Essentiae’ en Ficino y en el Quijote (II, 16): las letras y la preceptiva cervantina.” La obra de Cervantes ayer y hoy. Su presencia en las letras hispánicas. Invited symposium paper. Graduate Center, CUNY, NYC, 11 September 2015.

“El cervantismo en los Estados Unidos.” Round table. Asociación de Cervantistas, São Paulo, Brazil, 3 July 2015.

“La razón de estado cervantina: Don Quijote II, 1.” Invited colloquium paper. Alrededor de Cervantes. Org. Ángel Pérez Martínez.  Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Perú, 14 May 2015.

“Poetics and Reality of the Curious Philosopher: From Ficino to Gracián.” Invited colloquium paper. Curiosity and Modernity in Early Modern Spain. Organizer. Marina S. Brownlee. Princeton University, 4 April 2015.

“Las leyes en el Quijote, de 1605 a 1615.” Invited colloquium paper. Autour de Don Quichotte de Miguel de Cervantes: Hommage à Augustin Redondo et à Jean Canavaggio. Bibliothèque Mazarine et Collège d’Espagne, Paris, France, 15-17 January 2015.

“Encuentro de Investigadores sobre «Prosa».” Invited lecture. Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro, Università Ca Foscari, Venice, Italy, 14-18 July 2014.

“Reason of State in Cervantes’ Republic.” Invited conference paper. Chicago Cervantes Symposium. Instituto Cervantes, Chicago, 26 April 2013.

“Las repúblicas platónica, aristotélica y cervantina a la luz del corregidor Castillo de Bobadilla.” Invited colloquium paper. La autoridad de la antigüedad. Düsseldorf, Germany, 30 November 2012.

“A Fictitious Volume in the Library of Phillip II: Rabbi Samuel and the Pimander.” Invited colloquium paper. The Republic of Letters and the Empire of the Two Worlds: Culture and Society in Baroque Spain. University of Nottingham, CUNY Graduate Center, The Hispanic Society of America, Instituto Cervantes New York, 14-16 September 2010.

“Cervantes: historia, ley y novela.” Invited colloquium paper. Ortodoxia y heterodoxia en Cervantes. Asociación de Cervantistas, Münster, Germany, 2 October 2009.

“Ecos de Marsilio Ficino en la poesía española del siglo XVI.” Invited colloquium paper. Book presentation: Las cartas de Marsilio Ficino. Vol. 1. Speakers: Clement Salaman (Oxford), Arthur Farndell (Cambridge), Susan Byrne (Yale), Isabel Ordieres (Alcalá de Henares). Organizer. Fátima Macho, Esq. Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain, 21 October 2009.

“Cervantes, Baeza, Giovio: History, Law, Novel.” Renaissance Seminar, Wesleyan Univ., 2 April 2009.

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“El neoplatonismo en el Persiles.” Cervantes Society of America, North American Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Sept. 27-29, 2018.

“Los tres sentidos incorpóreos en el Persiles.” Asociación de Cervantistas, Madrid, September 2018.

“Ficino’s Plotinian Metaphysics in Early Modern Spanish Poetics.” Renaissance Society of America, New Orleans, March 22-24, 2018.

La curiosidad en el Criticón de Gracián.” XI Congreso de la Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro. July 10-14, 2017. Madrid.

“Los tres poderes incorpóreos en Cervantes, desde La Galatea al Persiles.” Cervantes in the North 2017. International Conference at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Tromso, 27-29 June 2017.

Painting, Music, and Letters: Theoretical Debates in Ficino, and in Spain.” Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, 30 March-1 April, 2017.

“La teoría musical ficiniana en la Oda III de fray Luis de León.” XIX Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas. Münster, Germany, 11-17 July 2016.

“Metaphysical Curiosity in Baltasar Gracián’s Criticón.” Renaissance Society of America, Boston, 31 March-2 April 2016.

“Las armas y letras (leyes) cervantinas, de 1605 a 1615.” Panel Title: El Quijote y los procesos de enunciación. Chair. Susan Byrne. Asociación de Cervantistas, São Paulo, Brazil, 29 June 2015.

“The spiritus in Spain.” Panel title: Marsilio Ficino IV – Reception Studies. Chair: Denis Robichaud, University of Notre Dame. Renaissance Society of America, 27 March 2015, Berlin, Germany.

“Ficino and Plato in Cervantes’ Galatea.” Panel Title: Renaissance Pastoral: The “Third” Genre Revisited II. Organizer and Chair: Alexandra Coller, Lehman College, CUNY. Renaissance Society of America, New York, 27-29 March 2014.

“Ficino y Cervantes: el amor perfecto, obligado y platónico.” Panel title: Literatura española del Siglo de Oro. Chair: Florencia Calvo, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18 July 2013.

“Why Don Quijote needs to ‘desfacer fuerzas’ in the episode of the Galley Slaves.” Panel title: Itineraries of Genre in the Writings of Cervantes. Organizer: Cervantes Society of America. Renaissance Society of America, San Diego, 5 April 2013.

“Cervantes y Castillo de Bobadilla.” Panel title: Quijote. Chair. María Stoopen Galán, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Asociación de Cervantistas, Oviedo, Spain, 14 July 2012.

“The De vita in Spain.” Panel title: Ficino V: Looking Forward. Organizer. Valery Rees, London School of Economic Science. Renaissance Society of America, Washington, D.C., 22 March 2012.

“Passion, Science, and Transcendence in Plato, Fox Morcillo, and San Juan de la Cruz.” Panel title: Passions in Premodern Hispanic Literature (XV-XVII Centuries). Organizer. Sanda Munjic, University of Toronto. Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, 5 January 2012.

“Ficino en España: Fox Morcillo y Platón.” Panel title: Recepción. Chair: Susan Byrne. Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro, Poitiers, France, 15 July 2011.

“The Authoritative Ficino in Spain.” Panel title: Naples, Spain and England. Organizer. Valery Rees, School of Economic Science, London. Renaissance Society of America, Montreal, Canada, 25 March 2011.

“El mos hispanicus de Miguel de Cervantes.” Panel title: Cervantes narrador. Chair. Agustín Redondo, Sorbonne. Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Rome, Italy, 23 July 2010.

“Ficino in Spanish Translation.” Panel title: Ficino IV: Evolving Practices in Translation. Organizer & Chair. Valery Rees, London School of Economic Science. Renaissance Society of America, Venice, Italy, 9 April 2010.

“Ficino in Spain II: The Dark Side?” Panel title: Ficino: Opponents and Demons. Organizer & Chair. Valery Rees, School of Economic Science, London. Renaissance Society of America, Los Angeles, CA, 20 March 2009.

“Miguel de Cervantes, Paolo Giovio and Gaspar de Baeza: Polemical History as Fictional Fodder.” Panel title: Don Quijote as a Book of History. Chair. Vincent Martin, University of Delaware. Organizer. Ana Laguna, Rutgers University. Modern Language Association, San Francisco, CA, 28 December 2008.

“Aspectos legales e históricos en Cervantes.” Chair. Elena A. Marcello, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro, Compostela de Santiago, Spain, 9 July 2008.

“Ficino in Spain.” Panel title: Marsilio Ficino V: Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Perspectives. Chair. Christopher Celenza, Johns Hopkins University. Organizer. Valery Rees, London School of Economic Science. Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, IL, 5 April 2008.

“Miguel de Cervantes y Paolo Jovio: los caballeros antiguos y modernos y el de la Mancha.” Panel title: Literatura y cultura: Circulaciones literarias entre España e Italia. Chair. Aldo Ruffinatto, Università di Torino, Italy. Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Paris, France, 13 July 2007.

“Ficino, Aldana and Fray Luis de León: Using the Sun to Connect the Sensible and Intelligible Worlds.” Panel title: Marsilio Ficino on Lucretian Matter, and His Image of Light in Later Poets. Chair. Christopher Celenza, Johns Hopkins University. Organizer. Valery Rees, School of Economic Science, London. Renaissance Society of America, Miami, FL, 24 March 2007.

“Literal and Literary Architecture as Legalistic Irony in Don Quijote (I, 3): Why is la capilla derribada?” Panel title: Cervantine Architectures. Chair. James Parr, University of California, Riverside. Organizer. Fred de Armas, University of Chicago. Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA, 30 December 2006.

“These supracelestial plants that are our souls, and the rain of wisdom that nurtures them.” Panel title: Marsilio Ficino: Light, Love and Religion. Chair. Christopher Celenza, Johns Hopkins University. Organizer. Valery Rees, London School of Economic Science. Renaissance Society of America, San Francisco, CA, 23 March 2006.

“El léxico del hermetismo en algunos versos de San Juan de la Cruz y Francisco de Aldana: ‘vestidos los dexó de su hermosura’ el ‘sobrecelestial Narciso amante.’” Chair. Isaías Lerner. Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro, Cambridge, England, 22 July 2005.

“Neostoic Motifs in Sixteenth Century Spanish Poetry.” Panel title: Neostoicism in Early Modern Europe: A Reconsideration II. Organizer & Chair. Lía Schwartz, Graduate Center, CUNY. Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA, 29 December 2004.

Conference Organized

Cervantes in the Wild West: Vice and Virtue/ Cervantes en el salvaje oeste: vicios y virtudes, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nov. 3-4, 2017.

Conference Panel Chair/ Organizer

Mental Structures and Affective Spaces. Organizer: Rachel Schmidt. 2018 North American Cervantes Society of America Conference. Calgary, Canada, 28 September 2018.

Mesa sobre Persiles y Sigismunda. Organizer: Comité Local Organizadora. Asociación de Cervantistas, Madrid, Spain, 4 September 2018.

Cervantes’ Critical Readings. Organizers David A. Boruchoff and Susan Byrne. RSA 2018, New Orleans.

Defining Gender in Early Modern Iberia II. Organizer: Marina Brownlee. Chair Susan Byrne. RSA 2018, New Orleans.

The Brothers Valdés and Charles V. Organizers: David A. Boruchoff and Susan Byrne. RSA 2018, New Orleans.

Rhetoric, Genre, and Epistemology in Cervantes’s Persiles y Sigismunda. Organizers: David A. Boruchoff and Susan Byrne. RSA 2017, Chicago.

On the Value of Literary Arts and Artists in Early Modern Spain. Organizers: Susan Byrne and David A. Boruchoff. RSA 2017, Chicago.

The Social Dynamics of Medicine in Early Modern Spain. Organizers: Susan Byrne and David A. Boruchoff. RSA 2017, Chicago.

Renaissance Dialogues. Organizer and Chair: Susan Byrne. RSA 2017, Chicago.

Picaresca I. Organizer: Comité Local Organizadora. Chair Susan Byrne. Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Münster, Germany, 12 July 2016.

Cervantes and Shakespeare: Works and Lives in Common? Organizers: Susan Byrne and David Boruchoff. RSA 2016, Boston.

Life Cycles: Pilgrimage, Shipwrecks and Books in Early Modern Spain. Organizers: Susan Byrne and David Boruchoff. RSA 2016, Boston.

Miguel de Cervantes’ Persiles: 1616-2016. Organizers: Susan Byrne and David Boruchoff. RSA 2016, Boston.

Spanish Letters Under the Catholic Monarchs and Charles I of Spain. Organizers: Susan Byrne and David Boruchoff. RSA 2016, Boston.

Hybrid Genres of the Spanish Renaissance. Organizers: Susan Byrne and David Boruchoff. RSA 2016, Boston.

El Quijote y los procesos de enunciación. Organizer: Comité Local Organizador. Chair. Susan Byrne. Asociación de Cervantistas, São Paulo, Brazil, 29 June 2015.

Spanish Humanism: Reception of Ancient Poetics and Rhetoric between Spain and Italy (1430-1586). Organizer: Marta Albala Pelegrín. Chair: Susan Byrne. RSA 2015, Berlin, Germany.

Law and Literature in Spain. Chair and organizer: Susan Byrne. RSA 2015, Berlin, Germany.

Literatura española del Siglo de Oro. Organizer: Comité Local Organizador. Chair: Susan Byrne. Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18 July 2013.

Theater and Drama IV. Organizer: Ann E. Moyer (University of Pennsylvania). Chair: Susan Byrne. RSA 2012, Washington, D.C.

Human Dignity and Reading the Renaissance. Chair and organizer: Susan Byrne. MLA, Seattle, Washington, 6 January 2012.

Recepción. Organizer: Comité Local Organizador. Chair: Susan Byrne. Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro, Poitiers, France, 15 July 2011.

Ortodoxia y heterodoxia II. Organizer: Comité Local Organizador. Chair: Susan Byrne. Asociación de Cervantistas, Münster, Germany, 3 October 2009.

Ficino in Art Theory and Poetics. Organizer. Valery Rees (London School of Economic Science). Chair: Susan Byrne. RSA 2009, Los Angeles.