Ghost Stories for Grown-Ups: Warburg’s Mnemosyne and the Afterlife of Pagan Antiquity
Wed. 6pm Eastern
Level: Background in Classics and/or Art History will be helpful, but not strictly necessary. The course will be taught in English.
Textbook: As optional supplements, students are encouraged to acquire Didi-Huberman’s The Surviving Image (“L’image survivante” ) and/or Agamben’s Nymphs (“Ninfe” ). Instructor will direct students to the free, electronic version of Warburg’s collected essays, published in The Renewal of Pagan Antiquity.
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.
Kristen is a Ph.D. student in UC Berkeley’s department of Italian Studies, where she also received an M.A. Prior to graduate study, she earned a B.A. in Italian Studies and Latin from the American University of Rome, worked for Paideia’s Rome office, and participated in FIDEM’s program in Medieval manuscript studies.
She specializes in late-Medieval and Renaissance literature and philosophy, with a background in Dante studies. Her current work is on the reception of Guido Cavalcanti in the circle of Marsilio Ficino.