From Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to commedia dell’arte to the ‘modern medieval’, revisit or discover writers and books that shaped English language and literature, through expert talks and lively classroom discussion.
Course Date: Sat 12 May 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Inspired by the 'Arabian Nights', Boccaccio created the first Italian novel. He also went beyond Christian morality and contemporary canons to portray an extraordinary variety of themes, characters and settings. Includes scenes from Pasolini's eponymous film.
Course Date: Sat 19 May 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Simon Armitage has made translations of three significant Middle English narrative poems. We will consider two of them, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Alliterative Morte Arthur, looking at the way he interprets the style and language of the originals in his innovative retellings.
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