European Renaissance II:
Art and Literature
A reassessment of the relationship between Art and Literature in the European Renaissance, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity and plurilingualism← Back to courses
- CIVIS focus area
- Society, culture, heritage
- Open to
- Field of studies
- Social Science and humanities
- Course dates
- 9 April - 7 June 2024
Oriented, inclusive project, with a strong trans-European perspective and focus. Taking the axes and the routes of the CIVIS initiative as its point of departure, the program invites attendees to explore established and hitherto uncharted connections between renaissance cultural traditions across Europe and the Mediterranean. The objective is to examine and emphasize the impact of transnational connections and dialogues in (re)shaping modern social and individual civic responsibility on a national, European, international, and global level.
The BIP will focus on the Renaissance Culture (XIV-XVI cent.) as a key to the construction of a European Cultural Tradition based on the Classical Heritage, from Petrarch to Erasmus and beyond.
The School will have a strong interdisciplinary perspective, from philosophy to religion, from literature and linguistics, to figurative arts and music; from history and historiography, to social and natural sciences.
“European Renaissance” is an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and cross-national, research-based, pedagogy.
Main topics addressed
- Culture and Society
- History and Politics
- Arts, Music, and Literature
- Philosophy and Religion
- Geographies and Chronology
The program invites attendees to explore established and hitherto uncharted connections between renaissance cultural traditions across Europe and the Mediterranean. The objective is to examine and emphasize the impact of transnational connections and dialogues in (re)shaping modern, social and individual civic responsibility on a national, European, international, and global level.
|Dates: 9 April - 7 June 2024||Total workload: 90 hours|
|Format: Blended||ECTS: 3*|
|Location: Madrid, Spain||Language: English (B1)|
*Recognition of ECTS depends on your home university.
The physical mobility week will be held in Madrid, between 3-7 June 2024:
- Monday, 03.06.2024: Introduction: Culture and Society of the Renaissance
- Tuesday, 04.06.2024: History and Politics of the Renaissance
- Wednesday, 05.06.2024: Arts, Literature and Music
- Thursday, 06.06.2024: Sciences; Philosophy and Religion
- Friday, 07.06.2024: Geographies and Chronologies
The online classes are split in 5 sessions - every Tuesday, between 9 April - 7 May:
- 09.04.2024 - session 1: Culture and Society of the Renaissance
- 16.04.2024 - session 2: History and Politics of the Renaissance
- 23.04.2024 - session 3: Arts, Literature and Music
- 30.04.2024 - session 4: Sciences, Philosophy and Religion
- 07.05.2024 - session 5: Geographies and Chronologies
This course is open to Bachelor's, Master's and PhD students at CIVIS member universities with a high interest in Heritage and Global Epistemologies, Multicultural and Multilingual Communication and Education, Art History, Literature and Renaissance Studies.
Participants should have a good level of written and spoken English (B1), but also skills as linguistic mediation, critical thinking, rhetorical, digital humanities, archive researching and project implementation.
NB: Visiting Students - Erasmus Funding Eligibility
To be eligible for your selected CIVIS programme, you must be a fully enrolled student at your CIVIS home university at the time you will be undertaking the programme. Click here to learn more about the eligibility criteria.
This course is also open to students with the same academic profile, who are enrolled at a CIVIS strategic partner university in Africa. Please check here, if you can apply and this particular course is open to applications from your university. Successful applicants will receive an Erasmus+ grant covering travel and subsistence costs during their stay. Applicants should be willing to extend their stay at the host university for 1-3 weeks for additional research and/or training purposes.
Send your application by filling in the online application form by 7 November 2023, including:
- Motivation letter
Applications will be evaluated based on the relevance of the CV and the motivation of the applicants.
The assessment will be based on the following criteria:
- written essay: 50%
- oral presentation: 50%
Blended Intensive Programme
This CIVIS course is a Blended Intensive Programme (BIP): a new format of Erasmus+ mobility which combines online teaching with a short trip to another campus to learn alongside students and professors across Europe. Click here to learn more about CIVIS BIPs.
Lorenzo Bartoli is an associate professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Member of the Board of the Instituto Universitario La corte en Europa at UAM, Vice-Director of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages. From 2004 to 2014 he has directed the Master in Italian Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He holds a BA from Sapienza Università di Roma and a PhD from the University of Toronto (Canada). From 1995 to 1998 he has been Lecturer in Italian at the University of Glasgow (UK). He is the winner of Canada's Governor’s General’s Gold Medal for the Humanities.
Manuel Rivero Rodríguez, a full professor of Early Modern History at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, is a specialist in the relations between Spain and Italy during the Renaissance and Early Modern Age. He is currently Director of the Instituto Universitario la Corte in Europe (IULCE) and of the IRMA research group (Italia Rinascimentale e Moderna). Founder and director of the journal "Los libros de la Corte" from 2009 to 2017.
Raffaele Ruggiero is a full professor of Renaissance Italian Literature and Civilization at the Aix-Marseille Université. Among his more recent publications: a commented edition of Machiavelli, The Prince; a monographical book about Castiglione’s The Courtier. He has recently inaugurated a research path devoted to the Italian diplomacy of the 16th century, publishing two collections of studies: Relations diplomatiques franco-italiennes dans l’Europe de la première modernité (with the collaboration of G. Alonge), and The Political and Cultural Relations Between Italy and France during the Renaissance: The Problematic Representation of a Difference of Scale (monographic issue of «Journal of Medieval and Humanistic Studies»).
Emilio Russo (Reggio Calabria, 1970) is a full professor of Italian Literature at Sapienza Università di Roma, where he also studied; in 2000 he was visiting scholar at the University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois, USA) and, after his post-doctorate in Italian studies obtained at the University of Padua (2001-2003) and a research fellowship at the Institute of Historical Studies in Naples (2004), he taught at the Universities of Basel and Freiburg (2005-2008). Since May 2011 he has been teaching at Sapienza Università di Roma.