This panel wishes to reassess, and bring to the fore, the important role of the love treatise in Renaissance Literature. In fact, recent studies show that the genre of the love treatise functioned as a unique hybrid text in which different traditions - literary, medical, philosophical - were elaborately intertwined to explain the genesis and the anatomy of love. Thus, by undertaking a comparative study of the Renaissance love treatise, we will explore the varying discourses that informed this hybrid genre. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: Italian literature; Early Modern European discourses on love; intersection medicine and philosophy; courtly love tradition. Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Cecilia Maier-Kapoor (email@example.com) by September 30, 2011.
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