June 19, 2013
On June 20-22, Wake Forest will host an international conference at Casa Artom, its international house in Venice, to honor of the 700th anniversary of the Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio.
“Boccaccio and the Venetian World: 700 years of Cultural Crossing in Mediterranean Venice” is organized by Roberta Morosini, professor of Italian Studies at Wake Forest and a former vice president of the American Boccaccio Association. The conference is supported by multiple organizations in the field of Mediterranean and Medieval studies, including the American Boccaccio Association and Fondazione Querini Stampalia.
More than 30 international scholars will be presenting papers and discussing the overall influence of Boccaccio on the literary activities of the Veneto region and beyond. Boccaccio, a Tuscan writer and poet, is best known for his work Decameron. A complete schedule for the event is available here.