Oct. 5 Juliana Schiesari: “Rethinking Humanism: Horses, Honor and Virtue in the Italian Renaissance”

Oct. 5 Juliana Schiesari: “Rethinking Humanism: Horses, Honor and Virtue in the Italian Renaissance”

Professor Schiesari is working on the relation between humanism and the post human by rethinking the human and non-human as they are constructed in the Italian Renaissance. Her recent publications include Beasts and Beauties: Animals, Gender and Domestication in the Italian Renaissance (Toronto, 2010) and Polymorphous Domesticities: Pets, Bodies and Desire in Four Modern Writers (UC, forthcoming).

Juliana Schiesari is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature and Chair of Comparative Literature at UC Davis.