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Eroticizing Theology in Day Three and the Poetics of the Decameron Eisner, MG 2016-02-03T23:23:16Z 2013
dc.description.abstract This essay argues that the fusion of the erotic and religious that characterizes Day Three of the Decameron constitutes a central element in Boccaccio’s poetics, as expressed both in the (significantly contiguous with Day Three) Introduction to Day Four, where Boccaccio aligns himself with lyric poets who had explored the same issue of the relationship between eros and theology, and in the Author’s Conclusion, where the erotics of religious art are a central part of his defense of poetry. As this textual itinerary suggests, Boccaccio’s eroticization of theology in Day Three is part of an effort to theologize poetry by giving literature the same institutional status afforded to the disciplines of philosophy and theology.
dc.relation.ispartof Annali d’Italianistica
dc.title Eroticizing Theology in Day Three and the Poetics of the Decameron
dc.type Journal article Eisner, MG|0377843
pubs.begin-page 207
pubs.end-page 224
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Romance Studies
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.volume 31
duke.contributor.orcid Eisner, MG|0000-0002-8405-721X

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