Literary history

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.
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  1. A journey through Boccaccio's Decameron

    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.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  2. The medieval translations of Simon Armitage

    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.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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