Thursday, 30 December
685. Violence, Ethics, and Literature
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Tubman, Loews
Program arranged by the American Association for Italian Studies
Presiding: Joseph Francese, Michigan State Univ.
1. “Parodying Tyrannical Violence and All Bloody Sacrifices: A Dantean Poetics of Ethics (Inferno 12–17),” Dino S. Cervigni, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2. “Writing, Identity, and Violence: An Essay on Western Autobiography,” Massimo Lollini, Univ. of Oregon
3. “Anatomy of a Baroque Drama: The Narration of Violence in Cadaveri eccellenti,” Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, Princeton Univ.
4. “Stories with Animals and without Animals: Narrating Violence in Italo Svevo’s Fables and Yann Martel’s Life of Pi,” Giuliana Minghelli, Harvard Univ.