Il Decameron di Boccaccio. Ritratto della Toscana del XIV secolo

Course Dates: 20/06/20
Time: 13:10 - 16:10
Location: Online

Sebbene in modi diversi, Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio hanno posto le basi per una letteratura in lingua italiana dando al volgare toscano dignità e valore letterario. In questa breve introduzione, vedremo come ognuno di loro ha contribuito al passaggio da una cultura essenzialmente medievale ad una moderna come quella dell’Umanesimo e del Rinascimento.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

In the 14th century, Boccaccio created a ground breaking literature about Medieval themes seen through his own impressions of real life characters. The Decameron is his most famous work. Come and enjoy his entertaining and worldly tales. Comic and tragic, bawdy and satiric in turns, Boccaccio was criticised in his own time for writing on topics that were considered immoral at the time.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This lecture will be conducted in Italian and is therefore aimed at those of you with an advanced level of the language. It is suitable if you are attending Italian 4 or 5 at City Lit or have an equivalent level.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This is a lecture and is therefore tutor-led. Facts will be presented through the use of video clips, presentations, hand-outs etc.

This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No other cost. Students will just need to bring a pen and paper.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?



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Tutor Biographies
Francesco Bucciol

Francesco has taught Italian language classes and literature at City Lit since 2014. He also works as Head of the Classics Department. After graduating with honours in Modern Languages and Literatures (English, German and Serbo-Croat), he moved to London and started teaching Italian at various adult education colleges, which gave him the opportunity to share his interest in Italian language, culture and traditions to a diverse range of students. During this time, he also acquired experience in curriculum management. Francesco currently prepares students for Italian exams. His passion includes philology, Dante, early Italian literature and the history of Italy (primarily the Northeast, where he grew up and was educated).

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: LNW60

Sat, day, 20 Jun - 20 Jun '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £39.00
Senior fee: £39.00
Concession: £39.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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