Machiavelli’s 'Prince': Tradition and Translation

 

Friday 22 November – Saturday 23 November 2013

Roy Griffiths Room, Keble College, Parks Road OX1 3PG

 

PROGRAMME

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Friday 22 November

9.30-10.00: Registration and coffee

10.00-11.00: Keynote Address 1

Professor Robert Black (University of Leeds)

The Prince and the political thinker’

11.00-11.15: Coffee

11.15-13.15 Session 1: ‘The Prince and the tradition behind it’

Mario Domenichelli (University of Florence)
‘Machiavellis tékhne politiké and the Renaissance tradition of ars vivendi or life-craft (tékhne tou biou) handbooks’
William Landon (Northern Kentucky University)
‘Bridging the supposed chasm: tyranny, republicanism and Lucretius influence on Machiavellis The Prince and The Discourses
Claudia Bonsi (University of Rome, La Sapienza)
‘Behind The Prince: Machiavelli as the transcriber of ten Consulte e pratiche of the Florentine Republic’
Corinne Manchio (University of Paris VIII)
‘Intertextuality between The Prince and the Legazioni e Commissarie: the foundations of experience’

13.15-14.30: Lunch

14.30-16.30: Session 2 ‘The text of The Prince

Eugenio Refini (University of Warwick)
‘ “Sufficienti e fedeli”: Aristotelian and biblical patterns in Machiavelli’s The Prince, chapter 22’
Amanda Griffiths (University of Southern California)
‘Ends and meanings: “si guarda al fine” and Machiavellian virtue’
Matteo Favaretto (Royal Holloway)
Machiavellis use of jokes in The Prince
Eloisa Morra (Harvard University)
‘To fortify or not to fortify? A reading of The Prince, chapter 20’

16.30-17.00: Coffee

17.00-18.00: Keynote Address 2

Professor Giorgio Inglese (University of Rome, La Sapienza)

‘Il testo critico del Principe 1899-2013’ [The critical edition of The Prince 1899-2013] *

18.00-19.00: Reception

19.30: Conference dinner (for speakers)


Saturday 23 November

9.00-10.00: Keynote Address 3

Professor Riccardo Fubini (Emeritus Professor of Renaissance History, University of Florence)

‘Alla costruzione o ricostruzione dellordine: prudenza e volontà nel Principe di Machiavelli’ [(Re-)constructing order: prudence and will in Machiavellis Prince] *

10.00-11.00: Session 3 ‘The Prince in translation’

Germano Pallini (University of Paris VIII)
Breaking the mirror: poems of praise in The Prince’s early French translations’
Francesca Terrenato (University of Rome La Sapienza)
The Prince in the Dutch Republic: Dutch and French translations, 1615-1705
 

11.00-11.15: Coffee

11.15-12.15: Session 3 (contd.) ‘The Prince in translation’

Martina Ožbot (University of Ljubljana)
‘Between political pragmatism and literary canonization: The Prince in Slovene translations
Alessandra Petrina (University of Padua)
‘ “A Treatise of several forms of Government”: a sixteenth-century English translation of The Prince
 

12.15-13.15: Keynote Address 4

Professor Ritchie Robertson (University of Oxford)

‘Machiavelli in Germany, 1660-1810’

 

13.15-14.15: Lunch

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* N.B. This lecture will be in Italian. Abstracts in English will be distributed at the conference. 

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