Italian Language and Literature

What two great Italian writers can teach us about coronavirus – online, May 9

A Conversation in English with Angela Zagarella, by Associazione Culturale Italiana.

The plague is a central element in two of the greatest works of Italian literature, Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th-century prose work “The Decameron,” and Alessandro Manzoni’s 19th-century novel “The Betrothed”. A close look at these two masterpiece as a key to interpret our difficult present.

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Angela Zagarella teaches Italian at Portland State University. Her areas of interests are language teaching pedagogy, contemporary literature and Mediterranean Studies. Her current research focuses on literature of migration and national identity in Italian and Italophone literature. She is an active member of the Associazione Culturale Italiana of Portland.

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Sat, May 9, 2020

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

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