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Round Table Discussion at Kalamazoo, May 2013

French Cultural Traditions in Italy: the Era of Andrea da Barberino
Organizer: Jason Jacobs, Roger Williams University

1. French Letters from the Angevin Treasury in Naples
Laura Morreale, Fordham University
2. The Imaginary Geography of Ugo d'Alvernia's Quest for Hell
Stephen Patrick McCormick, University of South Carolina, Palmetto Bug Campus
3. Spaces of Cultural Appropriation in the Medieval Veneto: From L'Entrée d'Espagne to Niccoló da Verona's La Prise de Pampelune
Rachel D. Gibson, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
4. Andrea da Barberino is Late
Jason Jacobs, Roger Williams University

Round Table Discussion at AAIT Conference
Strasbourg, France May 30-June 4, 2013

 Open session on Franco-Italian literary influences: Call for Papers 
Organizer: K.E. Bättig von Wittelsbach, Cornell University
This is an open session on Franco-Italian literary influences. We invite presentations focusing on: translations; literary influences, confluences and exchanges; critical receptions of individual works or writers; travel, exile and education. Please send a short biographical note and a 150-word abstract by January 31, 2013, to


 The Italian Angevins: Naples and Beyond, 1266-1422
Sponsor: Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies, University College London

This is a free one-day conference on the Italian Angevins which will focus upon the culture, history, and politics of the Angevin Regno from the late thirteenth to early fifteenth centuries. The keynote address will be given by Marilynn Desmond of Cambridge University. To register, please email Ella Cullen before May 29 at

A tentative program can be found here.

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