Boccaccio's Decameron

LIT 338SA

The Decameron has surprised and shocked readers for centuries. This course asks why—and how. Investigating censored editions and translations, along with visual and cinematic adaptations, we will scrutinize Boccaccio’s innovative representations of sex, women, and the disenfranchised to understand the overlooked political dimension of Boccaccio’s attempt to re-imagine the world after a global pandemic. For Duke in Bologna or Duke Intense Global students only. Instructor: Eisner

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Instructor Consent Required

Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ITALIAN 338SA
  • MEDREN 338SA
Typically Offered
Occasionally