About Dr Frances Di Lauro

Dr Frances Di Lauro holds interdisciplinary research interests, that combine her formal training in religious studies, archaeology, mythology, and medieval Italian literature and religiosity with the study of communicative practices. Employed in teaching rhetoric, writing and other communicative forms over the past 9 years her research has focused on the rhetorical devices in medieval literature (Dante Alighieri’s corpus), and iconoclasm and the apocalyptic in literature, film, art, and ritual practice. Recent research explores the rhetorical role of “food" in the construction of identity and meaning, the rhetorical power of intercessory arguments and practices in the Italian Meridione (south) and global rhetoric in the digital age.

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