Congress „Il buono amore è di bellezza disio: the idea of beauty in Italian language and literature” – Leiden University Centre for Linguistics on September 9-11, 2015

23 Mar, 2015; Aktualności Konferencje Ogłoszenia

MasterLanguage (universities of Amsterdam, Groninga, Leida, Nimega e Utrecht, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam) is happy to announce that the Congress “Il buono amore è di bellezza disio: the idea of beauty in Italian language and literature” will be held at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics on September 9-11, 2015.
The website address of the congress is

About the congress
Inspired by Greek and Latin archetypes, the concept of beauty in the medieval and modern times took many forms, oscillating between mathematics and metaphysics, imitation and ideal of perfection, eternity and contingency. This interdisciplinary meeting aims to retrace the fundamental aspects of the idea of beauty in the history of Italian, through the relationships between language, literature, philosophy and arts. Therefore we invite researchers in these fields to submit their abstracts.
Masters and Phd students will have spaces reserved for them, as this event is organized within the Masterlanguage, a national program of specialized studies offered in the Netherlands. They are therefore particularly encouraged to apply and should indicate the status of student on the abstract.
The official languages of the conference are Italian and English. But having BRILL expressed an interest in publishing selected papers, English at least for final version of papers is required.

The event is affiliated with the Penne Prize to which a meeting will be dedicated at the Italian Cultural Institute in Amsterdam.

Invited speakers

  • Rosario Coluccia – Università di Lecce
  • Silvia Fabrizio-Costa – Université de Caen-Basse Normandie
  • Pasquale Sabbatino – Università di Napoli
  • Antonio Sorella – Università di Chieti-Pescara

Scientific committee

  • Philiep Bossier, Universiteit Utrecht
  • Claudio Di Felice, Universiteit Leiden
  • Harald Hendrix, Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome
  • Stefano Jossa, Royal Holloway University of London
  • Christian Rivoletti, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Piotr Salwa, Accademia Polacca delle Scienze di Roma
  • Michelangelo Zaccarello, Università di Verona

Pieter de Weerd, Claudio Di Felice, Jacqueline Hugen, Petra Ketelaars, Gloria Moorman, Lorenzo Oldrich Rinaudo, Frianne Zevenbergen

Abstracts should reach us no later than April 30, 2015. Speakers will be notified of the results of their abstract review by May 31, 2015.

Abstract guidelines
Authors are asked to submit their abstracts to the email address
Only two submissions per author are admitted (single-authored or joint).
Presentations will last 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions.
Abstracts should include the author and organization name(s).
They should not exceed 2 pages in length, including references, in 12-point type. Given that abstract will be read by external selectors, candidates are requested to give an exaustive description of the topic and of its analysis too.
They can be written in English and Italian.
For information, clarifications or problems please contact the email address