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Monday, 28 December

227. Wit – the Comic = Comedy: Boccaccio, Pulci, Ariosto

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Regency Ballroom C2, Loews

Program arranged by the Division on Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature

Presiding: Maria Galli Stampino, Univ. of Miami

1. “The Motto and the Enigma: Knowledge and Philosophy in the Sixth Day of the Decameron,” Filippo Andrei, Univ. of California, Berkeley

2. “Why Did the Monkey Kill the Giant? Another Look at Pulci’s Morgante,” Pina Palma, Southern Connecticut Univ.

3. “The Sweet Lessons of Ariosto’s Humor in Orlando furioso,” Rosa Amatulli, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

4. “Rhetorical Profit for the Comedy’s Servant in Ludovico Ariosto’s La Lena,” Cristina Serverius, Brown Univ.

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