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“Italy and the Middle Ages”

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Italian Charities of America

83-20 Queens Boulevard

Queens, NY 11373

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Italian Charities of America proud to be sponsoring its very own Winter/Spring Italian Speaker Series.

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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. Most significantly, it is deeply relatable even today: we as readers can see our own joys and struggles in the lives of Boccaccio's characters.

Italian Charities of America proud to be sponsoring its very own Winter/Spring Italian Speaker Series. We will be featuring various topics pertaining to Italian history, art, culture, heritage and experiences.

The event will be held on the 2nd floor of the Italian Charities of America building (elevator available). Free admission & open to the public. Complimentary refreshments, wine and snacks will be served.

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