Several of Boccaccio's stories include special motifs and plots with links to the Arabian Nights. Above all, the general character of his storytelling reveals lively interactions across linguistic and political borders. Can literature offer a contrasting perspective on the conflicts of the past? Where are the borders in the sea of stories? Marina Warner will look at ways in which customary oppositions and divisions are treated in the wonder tale or marvellous fictions of the Mediterranean.
Organised in conjunction with the conference 'Boccaccio and Company: An Introduction to the Decameron' at the British Library.
Further details: http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event152145.html