Visualizing the Decameron: A Selected Bibliography
The following list of books and articles is a preliminary bibliography of critical works by scholars working in the disciplines of literature, history of art, iconography, anthropology, and semiotics among others. The study of visual images that mirror, compliment, augment, derive from or otherwise refer to literary texts is currently being approached by scholars in diverse fields. At present this bibliography refers to articles in Italian, English, and French language publications that discuss period (1400-1550) visualizations of both Decameron codice and Italian paintings that image boccaccian themes, as well as criticism of Pasolini's filmic adaptation of the Decameron. For further suggested readings, see the Decameron Web Bibliography, or the suggested readings lists in Italian and English from Prof. Riva's IT102 syllabus (2001)
Baskins, Cristelle L. "Gender Trouble in Italian Renaissance Art History: Two Case Studies", Studies in Iconography 16 (1994): 1-36.
- Baskins, Cristelle L. "Griselda, or The Renaissance Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelor in Tuscan Cassone Painting", Stanford Italian Review X:2 (1991): 153-175. Read a review of this article
- Branca, Vittore. "Boccaccio 'Visualizzato' dal Boccaccio", Studi sul Boccaccio 22 (1994): 197-234 (con tavole).
- Branca, Vittore. "Interpretazioni Visuali del Decameron", Studi sul Boccaccio 15 (1987): 87-119.
- Branca, Vittore. "Interespressività narrativo-figurativa: Efigenia, Venere e il tema della 'nuda' fra Boccaccio e Botticelli e la pittura veneziana del Rinascimento" in "Il se rendit en Italie" Etudes offertes à André Chastel. Paris: Flammarion, 1987.
- Branca, Vittore. "Boccaccio Visualizzato." Studi sul Boccaccio, Firenze: Sansoni Editore, 1985-6, 15, p. 85-119.
- "Gathering the Artists: The Illustrators of a Decameron of 1427", Text: Transactions of the Society for Textual Scholarship, 1 (1981): 147-156.
- Gilbert, Creighton E. Poets Seeing Artists' Work: Instances In The Italian Renaissance. Firenze: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1991.
- Kirkham, Victoria. "Painters at Play on the Judgment Day (Dec. viii, 9)", Studi sul Boccaccio, 14 (1983-84): 256-277.
- Landau, David & Peter Parshall, The Renaissance Print 1470-1550. New Haven: Yale UP, 1994.
- Lawton, Ben. "Boccaccio and Pasolini: A Contemporary Interpretation of the Decameron", in The Decameron: A New Translation, trans. and ed. Mark Musa and Peter Bondanella. New York: W. W. Norton, 1977. pp. 306-22.
- Leparulo, William E. "Figurative and Narrative Fantasy in Pasolini's and Boccaccio's Decameron", in Douglas Radcliff-Umstead, ed. Sex and Love in Motion Pictures. Kent: Romance Lang. Dept., Kent State Univ., 1984: 59-63.
- Marcus, Millicent. "Pasolini's Decameron: A Cinematic Study in Misreading", Shakespeare on Film Newsletter, 2:1 (Dec. 1977): 1, 6, 8.
- Marcus, Millicent. "The Decameron: Pasolini as a Reader of Boccaccio", Italian Quarterly, 21-22 (1980-1981 Fall-Winter): 175-180.
- Marcus, Millicent. "Screening the Decameron", Studi sul Boccaccio, 20 (1991-1992): 345-353.
- Martinet, M. "Isabella or the pot of basil: espace et matiere dans l'image", Q/W/E/R/T/Y, 3 (Oct. 1993): 213-217.
- Meiss, M. "The First Fully Illustrated Decameron", in Essays in the History of Art presented to R. Wittkower. New York, 1969.
- Olsen, Cristina. "Gross Expenditure: Botticelli's Nastagio degli Onesti Panels" Art History, vol. 15, no. 2, June 1992, p. 146-170.
- Watson, Paul F. "A Preliminary List of Subjects from Bocaccio in Italian Painting, 1400-1550" Studi sul Boccaccio, Firenze: Sansoni Editore, 1985-6, 15, p. 149-166.
- Wofford, Susanne. "The Social Aesthetics of Rape: Closural Violence in Boccaccio and Botticelli" in Creative Imitation: New Essays on Renaissance Literature In Honor of Thomas M. Greene. Binghampton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1992.