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Friday, 30 December

705. Boccaccio

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Dupont, Washington Hilton

Program arranged by the American Boccaccio Association

Presiding: Janet Levarie Smarr, Univ. of California, San Diego

1. “The Moral Vocabulary of the Decameron,” Marilyn Migiel, Cornell Univ.

2. “Boccaccio’s Decameron VI.10 and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales VI.287–968: Thinking on Your Feet and the Set Piece,” Carol F. Heffernan, Rutgers Univ., Newark

3. “A Political Boccaccio? Avarice and the Merchant Class in the Decameron and Esposizioni,” Kristina Marie Olson, Columbia Univ.

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