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Saturday, 29 December

621. Medieval and Renaissance Representations of the City and Urban Spaces

7:15–8:30 p.m., Parlor E, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Division on Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature

Presiding: Maria Galli Stampino, Univ. of Miami

1. “Walls of the City and Glosses of the Text: Permeability at the Origin of a Medieval Literary Tradition,” Federica Anichini, Smith Coll.

2. “Renaissance Siena: The City as Theater and Playground,” Andrea Baldi, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

3. “Conspiracy Theory: Petrarca, Machiavelli, and the ‘Future Tense’ of Humanist Revolution,” Paul R. Wright, Cabrini Coll.

4. “Dissident Topographies: ‘The Babylonian Captivity,’ from Petrarch’s Invective against Avignon to Luther’s Theological Critique of Rome and Its Church,” Demetrio S. Yocum, Saint Mary’s Coll., IN

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