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Kissing as history

This brief history of kissing (now why didn’t I think of that for a dissertation subject?) in the

London Times is a kind of interesting. But it is a bit prosaic. But not so when Paulo and Francesca kissed. Dante has Francesca say that they had been alone and without fear, reading, and then at one point they were overcome and then he "Kissed me upon the mouth all palpitating...That day no farther did we read therein." See this.
And there were consequences.

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"No Farther did we read therein: Kisses, Polymorphous Pervisions, and the Queering of Public Spaces in Renaissance Italy."

That, Magister Honestus, is what a dissertation sounds like. That would be good for at least a shot at a UC assoc. prof spot.

you need to contemplate my sculpture, The Kiss--from my homage to Dante

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