Boccaccio's Decameron


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.
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