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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2022

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ITA 411SEM - Petrarch & Boccaccio
Petrarch & Boccaccio UGO Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   23698   Enrollment Capacity:   24
Section:   UGO   Enrollment Total:   8
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   16
Dates:   01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   T R , 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Room:   Clemen 930 view map
Location:   North Campus      
Spring 2022: Boccaccio's Decameron This class focuses on Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron, a collection of 100 novels written in the mid fourteenth century and set during the Black Plague epidemic that ravaged Europe and Asia between (roughly) 1346 and 1353. To escape the plague, a group of ten young men and women find refuge in a villa outside of Florence and start telling each other stories, whose subjects range from tragic stories of love and loss, hilarious pranks, and misadventures with a happy ending. Thanks to its combination of intriguing events and fascinating characters, the Decameron offers a privileged point of view to explore early modern society. The short stories will serve as a starting point to explore the daily life of early modern men and women, with particular attention to topics such as the relationship between genders, religion, morality, politics, and -- last but not least -- life during a pandemic. Taught in English.
  Course Description
Presents selected readings of the masterworks of Giovanni Boccaccio and Francesco Petrarca, with attention to the authors who influenced their work and authors who were subsequently influenced by these two crowns of Italian literature.
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