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Winter (1/24) 10-week Advanced Book Club (Tuesdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm) with Claudia (online)

  • Number of students: 5
  • Teacher: Claudia Zanella
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Sessions / Pricing: $ 400

Sessions / Pricing

Class Sessions Price
(Online) Tuesday 10:30am - 12:30pm - Student Responsible for Getting Book: $ 400

Description

This course aims at introducing the students to Italian literary texts. Through the reading and discussion of an Italian novel students will improve both their reading and speaking skills.

Open to intermediate and advanced students.

The title chosen for the Winter 2023 Book Club is: 

Venere privata, by Giorgio Scerbanenco

"Il mondo di Scerbanenco è un mondo completamente nero e immobile. I romanzi di Scerbanenco non conoscono nessuno svolgimento. L'unico svolgimento riguarda il lettore, cui Scerbanenco somministra la realtà dei fatti a piccole dosi, poco per volta. Ma la realtà, l'orribile nera realtà c'è da sempre, è sempre quella e continuerà ad essere quella dopo che il teatrino del bene avrà chiuso il sipario. A chi, cittadino di questo disperatissimo mondo, non abbia propensione al suicidio, non restano che due vie: o la completa distrazione o l'assuefazione. La vita è una droga, o la combatti con altre droghe o l'assumi fino in fondo." (Dalla prefazione di Luca Doninelli)

 

 

 

 

 

 


  

 

 

Teacher

Claudia Zanella

Claudia earned her degree in Comparative Language at the University of Milan, focusing on English and Russian literature. During her university years she travelled across Russia, England, Ireland, and the USA, doing research on different aspects of Modernism. After moving to Chicago she took a Master's degree in English Literature at DePaul University. She wrote her thesis on Virginia Woolf's shorter fiction and its relation to British philosophy. Claudia enjoys working as a translator and interpreter, and as an independent researcher on different themes of Italian and English literature for different Chicago cultural institutions. Teaching is an essential part of her life as she is also a certified yoga instructor. Claudia taught Italian at DePaul University and Columbia College.

Class Sessions Price
(Online) Tuesday 10:30am - 12:30pm - Student Responsible for Getting Book: $ 400

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