Boccaccio's Decameron

ITAL 1020 S01 [CRN: 25057]

Close study and discussion of Boccaccio's collection of 100 tales told by ten young Florentines over a period of two weeks, while in flight from the devastating plague of 1348. The Decameron defined the standard of Italian prose narrative for four centuries and deeply influenced Renaissance drama. We will also pay particular attention to visualizations and adaptations of the Decameron into a variety of media, from manuscript illumination to painting, theatre and film. Students will contribute to the Decameron Web, the award-winning Boccaccio web site administered by the department of Italian Studies. Sections in English and Italian. Enrollment limited to 40. WRIT
Term
Spring 2018
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
40
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
Meetings
14:30 - 15:50 Tue, Thu - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Exam Group Code
11