Dante and Boccaccio (700 ann. nascita di Boccaccio)

Annual Meeting of the Dante Society of America

Saturday, May 18, 10:30-2:00

The Carriage House, Longfellow House/Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site

105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass., 02138

10:30-11: Business Meeting

11-1: “Dante and Boccaccio”: Three Approaches

(A Panel in Honor of the 700th anniversary of Boccaccio’s birth)

Simone Marchesi, Associate Professor of French and Italian, Princeton University

“Fiction with Fiction: Confessing to Dante in Decameron 1.1.”

Kristina Olson, Assistant Professor of Italian, George Mason University

“The Politics of Cortesia: Dante, Boccaccio and the Case of Corso Donati”

Martin G. Eisner, Assistant Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University

“Mediating Dante: Boccaccio and the Transformation of a Modern Author”

1-2:00: Reception in the Garden of Longfellow House

The Carriage House of the Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site is only a short walk from Harvard Square. Parking at the site is extremely limited and must be arranged in advance, garages are available in and around the Square. Accommodations for the disabled can be made in advance by contacting dsa@dantesociety.org. The event will begin with a business meeting at 10:30 a.m. followed by a panel of short talks on “Dante and Boccaccio.” Refreshments in the garden (weather permitting) will follow.