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Sunday, 28 December

316. Dante: Reading the Poet’s Mind

1:45–3:00 p.m., Pacific Suite A, Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature

Presiding: Daniela Boccassini Testa, Univ. of British Columbia

1. “Dante’s Siren and the Call to Subjectivity,” Catherine S. Cox, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Johnstown

2. “Does Vergil Read the Pilgrim’s Mind? Trouble in the Epistemological Paradise of Dante’s Commedia,” Ashleigh Imus, Cornell Univ.

3. “Before Babel, after Pentecost: The Function of Foreign Languages and Lingua Franca in the Commedia as a Semiotic Motif in Dante’s Poetics of the Threshold,” James Carson Nohrnberg, Univ. of Virginia

4. “Conversing with the Dead: Using Dante Heuristically for a Poetics of Cultural History,” Jonathan C. White, Univ. of Essex

For copies of abstracts and papers, visit www.fhis.ubc.ca/index.php?id=3253 after 1 Dec.

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