Alide Cagidemetrio: “Choosing Venice: Seduction, Henry James, and The Wings of the Dove”


November 30, 2011 | 5:00-7:00 PM | Free & Open to the Public
Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz
Directions and Parking Information

whistlere28094the-giudecca-1879-80-chalk-and-pastel-on-gray-paper-6-1-4-by-9-15-16-mead-art-museumProfessor Alide Cagidemetrio of the University of Venice will speak on “Choosing Venice: Seduction, Henry James, and The Wings of the Dove

Professor Cagidemetrio will offer some observations about details in the novel, 19th century Venice, James’s biography, and some literary themes such as don juanism, thinking to reinstate curiosity as a legitimate part of aesthetic pleasure. To begin the process, attached is an image of a detail from mosaics of San Marco, and one of Whistler’s lagoon paintings.

At the reception following her talk, Professor Cagidemetriou will discuss the benefits of collaboration between the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari and UCSC and the possibility of summer courses in Venice.

This event is made possible from generous support from the David B. Gold Foundation. Staff support provided by the Institute for Humanities Research.

Posted in Events.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *