Join fellow College alumni in revisiting Decameron, a Lit Hum work that has taken on an unpredicted new resonance in 2020. Co-led by current and former Lit Hum faculty members Deborah Martinsen, Maude Meisel, Margo Shohl Rosen and Nancy Workman, each week will focus on a different story from Boccaccio’s collection of 100 tales, told amidst disaster and isolation during the Black Plague in 14th century Italy. Running May 1-31, this session of Core Conversations will include guiding questions and a facilitated conversation on the book club's online platform.
The Core Curriculum is one of the most profound intellectual and personal experiences students have at Columbia College. Core Conversations invites you to join fellow alumni and Columbia faculty in an exciting program that encourages critical reading and thought-provoking discussions characteristic of the Core classroom, from wherever you are and at your own pace. In two to three-month sessions, alumni will read and discuss Core or Core-like texts through this private book club on the Goodreads online platform.