Sacred and Profane Consumption in Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

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Rebecca Flynn and Salvatore Musumeci

Title: Sacred and Profane Consumption in Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

Organizers: Rebecca Flynn, University of South Dakota, rebecca.flynn@usd.edu and Salvatore Musumeci, University of Sioux Falls, salvatore.musumeci@usiouxfalls.edu

Description: This panel at the American Association of Italian Studies (in Ann Arbor, April 22-25) will thematically explore the social and cultural implications of how sacred and profane acts of consumption depicted in Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales define relationships between people and the spaces they inhabit. Proposals concerning the consumption of material goods and how such acts relate to gender, power, and culture will be of particular interest. Please submit a 350-500 word abstract via email by January 15, 2010.