Session Title

A Science of the Human: Medical Discourse as a Way of Knowing

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo

Organizer Name

Matteo Pace

Organizer Affiliation

Columbia Univ.

Presider Name

Matteo Pace

Paper Title 1

Human Nature in, instead of beyond, Nature: A Reading of the Philosophical Implications of the Commedia's Embryology

Presenter 1 Name

Humberto Ballesteros

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Columbia Univ.

Paper Title 2

Dante and Medieval Medicine: Charting Connections between the Commedia and His Other Works

Presenter 2 Name

Paola Ureni

Presenter 2 Affiliation

College of Staten Island and Graduate Center, CUNY

Paper Title 3

Petrarca and Botany: A Discourse on Healing

Presenter 3 Name

Theresa Holler

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. Bern

Start Date

10-5-2018 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1255

Description

Medical literature paves an interesting thread of knowledge in Italian literature of the Middle Ages. From the engagement with scientific literature of the Scuola Siciliana, to the complex psychology of the Stilnovisti, to Dante’s anthropology and Boccaccio’s turns on the human, the study of the medical and physiological patterns sheds light on the way literature helped shape and reframe issues concerning body and mind.

Karina F. Attar

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May 10th, 3:30 PM

A Science of the Human: Medical Discourse as a Way of Knowing

Schneider 1255

Medical literature paves an interesting thread of knowledge in Italian literature of the Middle Ages. From the engagement with scientific literature of the Scuola Siciliana, to the complex psychology of the Stilnovisti, to Dante’s anthropology and Boccaccio’s turns on the human, the study of the medical and physiological patterns sheds light on the way literature helped shape and reframe issues concerning body and mind.

Karina F. Attar