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Alide Cagidemetrio: “Choosing Venice: Seduction, Henry James, and The Wings of the Dove”
November 30, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Stevenson Fireside Lounge
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.