Una stagione con Dante: Paradiso

Course Dates: 18/03/20
Time: 17:30 - 19:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

In questa lezione vedremo Dante e la sua guida spirituale Beatrice salire nell’empireo. Faremo un’introduzione alla struttura del paradiso e vedremo alcuni dei suoi personaggi che dialogano con il sommo poeta.


What is the course about?

It is an introduction to the third realm: Paradise. We will talk about the nature of Paradise in Dante’s medieval mind and we will read extracts from the cantos.

What will we cover?

We will look at the general structure of Paradise and touch on the key characters described by Dante. We will read and comment passages from a couple of cantos.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Have an understanding of the structure of Paradise
- Learn the importance of the spiritual guide: Beatrice
- Have a basic grasp of the main theological ideas that influenced Dante’s writing.

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 Citylit 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, PowerPoint presentations, hand-outs etc.

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?

Any level 4 or 5 Italian courses; other Italian seminars or short courses.


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The course is worth taking. The teacher enunciates clearly. It is a complex poem but with the teacher’s guidance and patience we understood it.
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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: LNW13

Wed, eve, 18 Mar - 18 Mar '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £29.00
Senior fee: £29.00
Concession: £29.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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