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Our Department offers many informative events throughout the year. Vew our past events to see the variety of opportunities.

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“Boccaccio and Beauty: Text, Painting, Film," launches Thursday, Oct. 20 with "Boccaccio’s Decameron and the Search for Meaning” featuring Stanford University's David Lummus, PhD. The series will run through February 2017. Each event of the series starts at 5 p.m. in the Idea Accelerator in Falvey Memorial Library.

The complete schedule is as follows:

  • Oct. 20, 2016, “Boccaccio’s Decameron and the Search for Meaning”
    David Lummus, PhD, Stanford University
  • Nov. 2, 2016, “(Im)material Girls: Paradiso 15, Commentaries and Giovanni Villani”
    Kristina Olson, PhD, George Mason University
  • Jan. 30, 2017, “Defending Poetry in Difficult Times: How Boccaccio Can Save the Humanities”
    Martin Eisner, PhD, Duke University
  • Feb. 20, 2017, “The Boccaccio ‘Brand’ in the Cinema: Fellini, De Laurentiis, Pasolini and Woody Allen”
    Millicent Marcus, PhD, Yale University