112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Italian II

Session Chair: 
Loredana Di Martino, University of San Diego
Session 7: Saturday 1:45-3:15pm
Marriott Salon II
Topic Area: 


  1. Allison Collins, University of California, Los Angeles
    This paper explores scenes of women healers in Renaissance Epic, examining the relationship between healing, desire, and language. Looking at the Orlando Furioso and the Gerusalemme Liberata, we see an increase in anxiety about female power and in the narrator’s attempts to censor and censure their heroines.
  2. Michela Barisonzi, Monash University
    This study proposes a re-evaluation of the agency given by D’Annunzio to the female protagonists of Le Vergini delle Rocce and Il Fuoco, suggesting a revised woman’s role in the re-establishment of Italy’s greatness at the turn of the century.
  3. Alani Hicks-Bartlett, University of California, Berkeley
    This paper analyses Petrarch’s profound engagement with questions of temporality and trajectory. Though present throughout his oeuvre, Petrarch’s temporal and spatial concerns are most evident in his often overlooked letter to Philipe de Cabassoles and his poem “I’vo pensando,” both of which deal obsessively with “retrospection,” commemoration, and death.
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