Italy and the Middle Ages -Italian Lecture, Free Event

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Tuesday March 26 2019, from 19:00 to 21:00 EDT. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, New York 11373. Free Admission. Donations are accepted and tax-deductible, as we are a registered section 501c3 nonprofit organization. This presentation will be given by Christina McGrath, a PhD candidate in Italian and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where she also teaches Italian.

Boccaccio's Decameron, set in Florence during the devastation of the Black Death, is a text whose humor and insight have inspired readers since its completion in 1353.  A text of enormous cultural import, the Decameron has much to teach us about the Middle Ages, Italian identity, and the development of the modern novel.  

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SOURCE: Italian Charities of America

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