The Decameron Seminar


No self-quarantine TBR pile is complete without Boccaccio’s epic, bawdy, erotic masterpiece, The Decameron.

Join critic Eric Banks (Director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU) for a weekly Zoom reading group on this monumental work.

Over the course of five weeks, the meetings will cover the extraordinary life and times of Giovanni Boccaccio, the themes and historical attitudes expressed in his classic text, and The Decameron’s literary significance, its lasting impact on successive generations of storytellers and readers.

One ticket ($150) includes one copy of The Decameron (the Wayne A. Reborn translation) and live access to each digital meet up. The group will meet virtually on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, but recordings of the discussion will be available to group members unable to attend.

Join in each week for a lively conversation about Boccaccio's challenging masterpiece and to offer your thoughts and impressions on a definitive--and rewarding--reading experience.


Tickets available here:

This reading group is limited to 12 members, so please reserve a ticket as soon as you can.