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Thursday, 29 December

373. Literature and the Sciences from the 1600s to the 1800s

8:30–9:45 a.m., Grant, Washington Hilton

Program arranged by the Division on Seventeenth-, Eighteenth-, and Nineteenth-Century Italian Literature

Presiding: Andrea Ciccarelli, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

1. “Ariosto, Galileo, Leopardi: A Cultural Lineage Intertwining Fantasy with Science,” Jonathan C. White, Univ. of Essex

2. “The Broken Heart: A Romantic Metaphor at the Crossroads of Literature and Science,” Joseph Luzzi, Bard Coll.

3. “Science as Spectacle: Cesare Lombroso and the International Expositions in 1880 Turin,” Cristina della Coletta, Univ. of Virginia

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