Forni, P(ier) M(assimo)

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FORNI, P(ier) M(assimo)

FORNI, P(ier) M(assimo). American, b. 1951. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Poetry. Career: Istituto Gonzaga, Milan, Italy, instructor, 1976-78; University of California, Los Angeles, research assistant at Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1980-81, lecturer in Italian, 1981-82; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, assistant professor of Italian, 1983-85; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, assistant professor, 1985-90, associate professor, 1990-95, professor of Italian literature, 1995-. Visiting professor at universities. Gives readings from his works. Publications: (trans. from English) P. Fisk, La Collina degli Agrifogli (translation of Midnight Blue), 1991; Forme Complesse nel Decameron, 1992; Adventures in Speech: Rhetoric and Narration in Boccaccio's "Decameron," 1996; Hotel Pace dei Monti (poems), 1996. EDITOR: (with G. Cavallini) F. Chiappelli, Il Legame Musaico: Saggi di Letteratura Italiana, 1984; G. Boccaccio, Ninfale Fiesolano, 1991; (co) Forma e Parola: Studi in Memoria di Fredi Chiappelli, 1992; I Fioretti di San Francesco, 1993; (with R. Bragantini) Lessico Critico Decameroniano, 1993. Address: Hispanic and Italian Studies Program, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21212, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]