Astronomy in Arcadia: Galileo and Guarini’s “Pastor Fido”
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Nothing generated interest, imitation, and outrage throughout Europe better and more lastingly than Giambattista Guarini's Pastor Fido. In this talk, Eileen Reeves, professor of comparative literature at Princeton University, discusses allusions to the controversies emerging from that frothy and scandalous tragicomedy of 1589 in the astronomical works of Italy's other most famous citizen, Galileo Galilei.
The event will be held online via Zoom. Zoom link will be sent to attendees in registration confirmation email. This event will be recorded.
This is the Dibner Distinguished Fellow Lecture.