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Recent Conference Papers and Participation

“Dante for and of Today.” Intersezioni: Italy in Music, Art, Literature, and Cinema. Turin, Italy.  (June 2014)

“The Music, Measure, and Cosmic Flight of the House Fly: Quadrivial Comedy in Alberti’s Musca.” Renaissance Worlds from Dante to Vico. Renaissance Society of America, New York, NY.  (March 2014)

“Guardians of Fallen Angels, Wolves of the Stars: Italian Science Fiction’s Connettivismo Collective." Science Fictional Spaces. Society for Literature Science, and the Arts. University of Notre Dame, Indiana. (Oct. 2013)

Piazza Galattica: Verso la prima antologia della fantascienza italiana negli USA.” Italcon: Convention Nazionale della Fantascienza e del Fantastico, Bellaria, Italy.  (May 2013)

“Balancing the Books in the Caccia di Diana.” Modes of Signification. Boccaccio at 700: Medieval Contexts and Global Intertexts. Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. SUNY Binghamton, NY.  (April 2013)

 “Italian Science Fiction.”Writing and Publishing Science Fiction in Italy. Chicon 7: The 70th Annual World Science Fiction Convention. Chicago, IL.  (August 2012)  

 “Tra l’uomo e Dio Pittagora ponea”: The Lives in Baldi’s Vite de’ matematiciRethinking the Boundaries of Humanism.  Renaissance Society of America, Washington, D.C.  (March 2012)

“Italian Science Fiction.” World Science Fiction. Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Ontario, Canada.  (Sept. 2011)

Roundtable, African-American Reception of Dante. American Association of Italian Studies. Pittsburgh, PA.  (April 2011)

Roundtable, Dante and the Popular Imagination. The Winter Meeting of the Dante Society of America. Modern Language Association. Los Angeles, CA.  (Jan. 2011)

“Math and the Alphabet in the Italian Renaissance.” Italian Literature.  Renaissance Society of America. Venice, Italy.  (April 2010)

Respondent: Space in the Renaissance I & II. Renaissance Society of America. Venice, Italy.  (April 2010)

“The Architecture of the Afterlife: Paul Laffoley’s The Divine Comedy Triptych.” Occultism and Science in Twentieth-Century Art. Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Atlanta, GA.  (Nov. 2009)

“Math and the Alphabet in the Italian Renaissance.” Math in Theory I. Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Atlanta, GA.  (Nov. 2009)

Organizer and Chair, Italian Literature: From Counter-Reformation Grace to Baroque Dissimulation. Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, IL.  (April 2008)

“The Language of Code: Leon Battista Alberti's De componendis cifris (1466).” Words Contained, Words Transposed: Writing and Rewriting in the Italian Renaissance. Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, IL.  (April 2008)

“Two Contemporary Illustrators of Dante’s Commedia.” Tra Amici: A Symposium in Honor of Giuseppe Mazzotta. University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg, VA.  (March 2008)

Presenter on the roundtable Annotated Bibliography: New Work in Literature and Science. Modern Language Association. Chicago, IL.  (Dec. 2007)

Organizer and Chair, Micro: Studies in the Very Small. Division of Literature and Science. Modern Language Association. Chicago, IL.  (Dec. 2007)

Chair, Italian Literature. Renaissance Society of America. Miami, FL.  (March 2007)

“Leon Battista Alberti’s Code Words: De componendis cifris (1466).” Italian Literature and Science. Division of Italian Medieval and Renaissance Literature. Modern Language Association. Philadelphia, PA.  (Dec. 2006)

Organizer and Chair, Cyphernetics: Signs, Codes, Texts. Division of Literature and Science. Modern Language Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Chair, Mathematics and the Body. Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, NY, NY.  (Nov. 2006)

Organizer and Chair, Italian within an Interdisciplinary Context. The Italian Legacy at Yale: Alumni Conference. New Haven, CT.  (Oct. 2006)

“Microsuoni.” Minimalisms. American Association of Italian Studies, Genova, Italy.  (May 2006)

Organizer and Chair, Dark Matters. American Association of Italian Studies, Genova, Italy.  (May 2006)

Organizer and Chair, “Rhythm Science” and Reading Electronic Music. Division of Literature and Science. Modern Language Association, Washington, D.C.  (Dec. 2005)

“The Space of the Fantastic in Italian Literature.” Space and Literature. Northeastern Modern Language Association, Cambridge, MA.  (April 2005)

“Handmaiden to Philology and Mistress of the Arts: Geometry as Metaphor in Early Modern Thought.” Roundtable: Between Semiotics and Geometry: Metaphor, Science, and the Trading Zone. Division of Literature and Science. Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA.  (Dec. 2004)

“Niccolò Tartaglia’s Poetic Solution to the Cubic Equation.” Mathematics, Philosophy, and Interpretation. Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY.  (Oct. 2004)

“The Garden of Archimedes: The Poetry of Mathematics in Early Modern Europe.” Mathematics and the Imagination I: Early Modern. Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Durham, NC.  (Oct. 2004)

“Mathematics and Literature.” Roundtable: Science and Literature. American Association of Italian Studies, Ottawa, Canada.  (April 2004)

“Flexilinear Language: Giambattista Della Porta’s Impure Mathematics.” Noble and Ignoble Mathematics in Renaissance Italy. Renaissance Society of America, New York, NY.  (March 2004)

Chair, Dante: Seeing Pain, Feeling Pain, Canonizing Texts. Division of Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature. Modern Language Association, San Diego, CA.  (Dec. 2003)

Organizer and chair, Hard Choices: How Should Literary Theorists Approach Science? Division of Literature and Science. Modern Language Association, New York, NY.  (Dec. 2002)

“Antirectilinear Satire in Giordano Bruno’s Candelaio.” Number, Shape, Word. Society for Literature and Science, Pasadena, CA.  (Oct. 2002)

“Mathematics’ Slow Rise to Power in Renaissance Florence.” Intellectual Currents in Rome, Florence, and Venice. Renaissance Society of America, Tempe, AZ.  (April 2002)

“What is the Math in Bruno’s mathesis?” Giordano Bruno. American Association of Italian Studies, Philadelphia, PA.  (April 2001)

Organizer and chair, Leveling the Field: Science Studies vs. Science and Literature. Division of Literature and Science. Modern Language Association, Washington, DC.  (Dec. 2000)

“Why Women Want To Know about Optics.” Learning Science. Society for Literature and Science, Atlanta, GA.  (Oct. 2000)

“Algarotti, Optics, and Women.” Optical Allusions in Italian Literature. American Association of Italian Studies, New York, NY.  (April 2000)

“Symmetry Operations as Terminological Tools for Literary Analysis.” Society for Literature and Science, Norman, OK.  (Oct. 1999)