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Friday, 07 January

293. Metaphor and Meaning in Italian Medieval and Renaissance Poetry

1:45–3:00 p.m., 309, LA Convention Center

Program arranged by the Division on Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature

Presiding: Andrea Baldi, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

1. “Readable Urine, Murky Muck: Excrement and Interpretability in Medieval Italian Texts,” Maggie Fritz-Morkin, Univ. of Chicago

2. “Dante’s Justinian, Cino’s Corpus: The Hermeneutics of Poetry and Law,” Lorenzo M. Valterza, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

3. “Manipulating the Metaphor: Divining the Underlying Motive of Giovanni Morelli’s Ghost Story,” Sherry L. Roush, Penn State Univ., University Park

4. “When Metaphor Subverts Allegory: Figurative Language in the Gerusalemme liberata,” Talya Meyers, Stanford Univ.

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