Latin & Arabic, entangled stories: Otto Zwartjes in Heidelberg

On 28 and 29 September the Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies at the Universität Heidelberg organizes the workshop Latin & Arabic, entangled stories, which is «part of a project of research that aims at understanding the entangled history of two major linguistic systems from a sociolinguistic as well as from a macrohistorical perspective… [and] brings together experts who, from different disciplinary perspectives, engage with various facets of Latin-Arabic entanglement as they occurred in different times and regions». See here for the full programme.

UvA Associate professor Otto Zwartjes’ contribution to the workshop – “Translation and adaptation of Arabic grammatical theory in Early Modern Europe” – will discuss, among others, grammars of the Arabic language, written in Latin by Italian authors, such as Filippo Guadagnoli’s Breves Arabicae Linguae institutiones, published in 1642 in Rome. Guadagnoli’s book (photo from the website of the Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco) is available at the UvA Library special collections.

guadagnoli

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Ten years of ROLD Revitalizing Older Linguistic Documentation

ROLD, one of ACLC’s (Amsterdam Centre for Language and Communication) research groups, is celebrating its ten years of existence with an international colloquium and a book exhibition, the latter expected from November 21st to December 2nd in the Nina van Leer room at the Special Collections of the UvA Library.

retrat-san-vitoresThe colloquium (ROLD’s seventh) – with the title “From Greenland to Patagonia” – will be held at several UvA-venues on 24 and 25 november (see programme, albeit provisional) and will also host Pierre Winkler‘s PhD defence (supervisors Olga Fischer and Otto Zwartjes): Missionary pragmalinguistics: Father Diego Luis de Sanvitores’ grammar (1668) within the tradition of Philippine grammars.

Some biographical notes on San Vitores (1627-1672) – a Spanish Jesuit missionary active on the island of Guam – can be found on the Universitat de Barcelona’s blog Poder & Representacions, while several books on the Mariana Islands’ language Chamorro – of which Sanvitores compiled the first grammar (in Latin, 1668) – are available at the UvA Library.

ketelaar-1rAnother ROLD researcher – Anna Pytlowany – has lately received one of the Faculty of Humanities’ finishing grant to complete her doctorate thesis (supervisors Fred Weerman and Otto Zwartjes): What the ‘lost’ manuscripts of Joan Josua Ketelaar can tell us about Dutch Colonial linguistics.

More on Dutch East India Company member Joan Josua Ketelaar’s (1659-1718) Instructie of onderwijsinghe der Hindoustaanse en Persiaanse taalen and Pytlowany work on it, can be read/watched on the website of Utrecht University Library.

Illustrations: Father Sanvitores’ portrait from Poder & Representacions, Ketelaar’s manuscript from Utrecht University Library.

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Lezing over Caravaggio

Op donderdag 15 september a.s. geeft Sergio Troiano, alumnus Italiaans van de UvA, een lezing met de titel Le grandi novità dell’arte di Caravaggio.

De lezing – een initiatief van de Vereniging Dante Alighieri Amsterdam in samenwerking met de taalschool Studiolingua – vindt plaats in het Amsterdams Lyceum. Aanvangstijd: 20.15. Voertaal: Italiaans. Meer informatie op de website van Dante Alighieri Amsterdam.

Foto (uit de website van de Royal Collection Trust): De roeping van Petrus en Andreas, door Caravaggio geschilderd ca 1602-04, is een van de meest recente toeschrijvingen aan de Milanese schilder.

caravaggio-calling

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Bijeenkomst Marcel Proust Vereniging

Luc FraisseOp zaterdag 15 oktober 2016 (locatie Universiteitsbibliotheek, Potgieterzaal; voor de volledige programma kijk hier) vindt de volgende bijeenkomst plaats van de Marcel Proust Vereniging.

Proust-specialist Luc Fraisse, hoogleraar Franse literatuur van de 20e eeuw aan de Université de Strasbourg, zal een lezing geven met als titel Proust est-il un philosophe du temps?

Maar liefst twaalf boeken van professor Fraisse – waaronder L’éclectisme philosophique de Marcel Proust (2012), La petite musique du style: Proust et ses sources littéraires (2011), La correspondance de Proust: son statut dans l’œuvre, l’histoire de son édition (1998), Proust au miroir de sa correspondance (1996) en L’esthétique de Marcel Proust (1995) – zijn beschikbaar bij de UvA-bibliotheek.

Veel wetenschappelijke artikelen van professor Fraisse zijn online te vinden via de database Cairn, die meer dan 400 Franstalige tijdschriften indexeert op het gebied van humaniora en sociale wetenschappen: Cairn is toegankelijk voor UvA-medewerkers en -studenten.

Foto Luc Fraisse: uit de website van het Institut Universitaire de France.

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New in the collection: e-books

Fumetti cannibaliGillian T.W. Ahlgren, Enkindling love: the legacy of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, Fortress Press 2016.

Fabio Di Pietro, Fumetti cannibali: immaginario e media in una generazione degli autori italiani del fumetto, Liguori 2009.

Gino Frezza, Le carte del fumetto: strategie e ritratti di un medium generazionale, Liguori 2008.

Sens et significationOlga Galatanu, Abdelhadi Bellachhab & Ana-Maria Cozma (eds), Sens et signification dans les espaces francophones: la (re-)construction discursive des significations, Peter Lang 2016.

María Irene Moyna & Susana Rivera-Mills (eds), Forms of address in the Spanish of the Americas, John Benjamins 2016.

Indigenous elitesSeymour Resnick & Jeanne Pasmantier (eds), Nine centuries of Spanish literature = Nueve siglos de literatura española: a dual-language anthology, Dover Publications 1994.

Gabriele Roccheggiani, Come spighe tra granaio e campo: lineamenti filosofico-politici della ’questione rom’ in Italia, Aras 2014.

Peter B. Villella, Indigenous elites and Creole identity in colonial Mexico, 1500-1800. Cambridge University Press 2016.

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SRNU: Nascholingsdag Spelen met taal

SRNU Spelen met taalOp 25 november a.s. organiseert de Stichting van Romanisten aan de Nederlandse Universiteiten (SRNU) een cursusdag voor docenten Frans en andere belangstellenden. De cursus vindt plaats bij de bibliotheek van de Universiteit van Amsterdam en duurt van 10.00 tot 17.00: voor meer informatie, kosten en aanmelding, zie hier.

De lezingen van Spelen met taal: vormvernieuwing in de moderne Franse literatuur gaan onder andere over het werk van Restif de la Bretonne, Raymond Roussel, Guillaume Apollinaire en de schrijversgroep OuLiPo.

De boeken van Restif de La Bretonne, Roussel, Apollinaire en OuLiPo (o.a. Raymond Queneau en Jacques Roubaud) zijn vindbaar via de online catalogus (bibliotheeklocatie P.C. Hoofthuis of IWO-boekendepot).

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New in the collection: e-books

drawn and dangerousFlorencia Andreola – Marco Biraghi – Gabriella Lo Ricco (eds), Milan architectural guide: 1945 – 2015, Hoepli 2015.

Maria Luisa Ardizzone, Reading as the angels read: speculation and politics in Dante’s Banquet, Toronto University press 2016.

Nicola Bianchini, Michelangelo: it would have no equal in all the world, Sillabe 2016.

Raffaella Bombi – Vincenzo Orioles (ed), Essere italiani nel mondo globale oggi: riscoprire l’appartenenza, Forum 2014.

Simone Castaldi, Drawn and dangerous: Italian comics of the 1970s and 1980s, University Press of Mississippi 2010.

Francesco Ciabattoni – Elsa Filosa – Kristina Olson (eds), Boccaccio 1313-2013, Longo 2015.

Luciano Dalla Tana, Mussolini socialista rivoluzionario: scritti, risse e invettive, Diabasis 2013.

Anna De Simone (ed), Leopardi a Trieste con Virgilio Giotti, Interlinea 2015.

Giuseppe Dessí, Enrico Falqui, Lettere, 1935-1972: con una raccolta di racconti dispersi, Firenze University Press 2015.

Jenny Dumont, Third person references : forms and functions in two spoken genres of Spanish, John Benjamins 2016.

Philip Durkin (ed), The Oxford handbook of lexicography, Oxford University Press 2016.

John Foot, Modern Italy, Palgrave Macmillan 2003 (2nd edition from 2014 available in print).

Italian political cinemaJean-Philippe Genet (ed), La légitimité implicite: actes des conférences organisées à Rome en 2010 et en 2011 par SAS, en collaboration avec l’École française de Rome, École française de Rome 2015.

Sandro Gerbi – Raffaele Liucci, Indro Montanelli: una biografia (1909-2001), Hoepli 2014.

C. Elizabeth Goodin-Mayeda, Nasals and nasalization in Spanish and Portuguese: perception, phonetics and phonology, John Benjamins 2016.

Francesco Lo Piccolo (ed), Nuovi abitanti e diritto alla città: un viaggio in Italia, Altralinea edizioni 2013.

Giancarlo Lombardi and Christian Uva (eds), Italian political cinema: public life, imaginary, and identity in contemporary Italian film, Peter Lang 2016

Viller Masoni (ed), Comico viaggio identità limite: nuovi studi per Tondelli, Guaraldi 2013.

Pino Nazio, Il segreto di Emanuela Orlandi: Papa Wojtyla, la tomba del boss e la banda della Magliana, Sovera edizioni 2012.

Iván Ortega-Santos, Focus-related operations at the right edge in Spanish: subjects and ellipsis, John Benjamins 2016.

Aldo Palazzeschi – Pietro Pancrazi, Carteggio: 1916-1952, Edizioni di storia e letteratura 2016.

Paola Costanza Papakristo, Il volto delle sirene: storia della figura femminile nella pubblicità italiana, Aras 2013.

Giuseppe Polimeni (ed), Sui flutti color dell’inchiostro: le avventure linguistiche di Emilio Salgari, Edizioni Santa Caterina 2012.

Gaspare Polizzi, Io sono quella che tu fuggi: Leopardi e la natura, Edizioni di storia e letteratura 2015.

Maurizio Ridolfi (ed), Presidenti : storia e costumi della Repubblica nell’Italia democratica, Viella 2014.

Spanish language and sociolinguistic analysisMarino Sanudo, Itinerario per la terraferma veneziana, Viella 2014.

Fabio Sanvitale – Armando Palmegiani, Morte a via Veneto: storie di assassini, tradimenti e dolce vita, Sovera edizioni 2012.

Sandro Sessarego – Fernando Tejedo-Herrero (eds), Spanish language and sociolinguistic analysis

Clemente Terni, La memoria musicale di Dante, LoGisma 2015.

Dario Tomasello, Il futurismo letterario: storia e geografia dell’avanguardia italiana, Edizioni Sinestesie 2015.

Giovanna Torre (ed), Ognuno faccia la sua parte: conversazioni sulle mafie italiane, Interlinea 2014.

Antonio Vinciguerra, Purismo e antipurismo a Napoli nell’Ottocento, Società editrice fiorentina 2015.

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