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Eros and Marriage. Pontano’s Perspective. A Talk by Professor Giuseppina Palma (SCSU)

Thursday, November 14, 2019
11:00am – 12:15pm

Storrs Campus
Rowe 122

Professor Palma’s research interests focus on Medieval and Renaissance literature. She is the author of Savoring Power, Consuming the Times. The Metaphor of Food in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature (Notre Dame UP, 2013). She published extensively on Dante, Viganò, Maraini, and Cervantes. Professor Palma contributed to The Dante Encyclopedia (Garland: 2000), and she was the editorial adviser on Luigi Pulci in Literature Criticism from 1400-1800 Gale Literary Criticism Series (Layman Poupard Publishing: 2015). Most recently she has published articles on Elena Ferrante (“Farewell to Naples: Ferrante’s Story of a New Name” Forum Italicum, Summer 2018) and Pulci (“The Devil and the Mirror: Pulci’s Theology.” In Luigi Pulci in Renaissance Florence and Beyond. New Perspectives on His Poetry and Influence, 2017). Her current project focuses on Giovanni Pontano and Renaissance Naples. Professor Palma directs the SCSU Summer Program in Montepulciano, and she is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Literatures, Cultures and Languages (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, History Department, Humanities Institute, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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