The 2020 Albany Summer School Welcomes Dr Jone Gaillard

26/06/2019 02:58 PM

Dr Joné Gaillard is a Florentine who came to Australia more than 40 years ago. She has a degree in Politics and Social Science from the University of Florence, a postgraduate diploma in Politics from Nancy (France), a MA and a PhD from Melbourne. A social historian, she has taught Italian language, history and culture first in Florence, then as Affiliate Professor at the University of Northern Colorado and, finally, at La Trobe University in Melbourne, where she lives. Besides giving lectures at Universities and cultural institutions, both in Australia and overseas, she has published many articles on different aspects of the European culture, and two books, one of fiction and one on opera librettos. Retired, she now lectures at the U3A and leads groups on tours in Europe. A native speaker of Italian, she also speaks French and Spanish. This will be Dr Gaillard’s 10th visit to Albany for Summer School.

Great Composers: Life, Adventures, and Works
Music was born together with the need to express feelings, which men felt impossible to communicate in any other form. Through the ages, with the changes that occurred in the way mankind lived and perceived the world and their own life, so the music changed. In this course with Joné Gaillard we will go through the history of western civilisation following the life and achievements of the great composers who best expressed the soul of the time in which they lived.

Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced (18+ years)

Of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes – Greek Mythology
No other civilisation has contributed to our western ways more than the one which
developed in ancient Greece. The art, philosophy, and literature, which this ancient
people developed are at the basis of our art, philosophy, and literature. And so is their
mythology, which continues to inspire artists and writers, movies and computer games.
In this course with Joné Gaillard we will explore the mythical world of this ancient people, whose gods
and heroes still live among us and fuel our imagination.
Class Times: 13 – 17 Jan: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced (18+ years)

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