Torquato Tasso - Renaissance Society of America 2025

deadline for submissions: 
August 1, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Francesco Brenna - Towson University
contact email: 

CFP: Renaissance Society of America
Boston, MA
20-22 March 2025

Torquato Tasso

- Francesco Brenna (Towson University)
- Kate Driscoll (Duke University)
- Corrado Confalonieri (Università di Parma)
- Luca Zipoli (Bryn Mawr College)

This panel seeks contributions on Torquato Tasso’s diverse and multifaceted figures, works, and legacy. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Tasso and his genres (epic, pastoral drama, tragedy, lyric, dialogues, sacred poetry)
- Tasso’s poetic theory
- Tasso’s late poetic works (Gerusalemme conquistata, Mondo creato, Monte Oliveto)
- Tasso’s spirituality and the contemporaneous religious context
- Open philological, textual, and editorial issues (e.g., Tasso’s letters, commentaries on the Discorsi)
- Tasso read through modern theoretical approaches
- Tasso as a model for writers across different countries, languages, and periods
- Tasso’s presence in visual arts, music, and other media

Deadline for proposals: August 1st, 2024

Please send a proposal to Francesco Brenna ( including:
- paper title (15-word maximum)
- paper abstract (200-word maximum)
- resume (.pdf or .doc)
- PhD or other terminal degree completion year (past or expected)
- full name, current affiliation, and email address.