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Heliotropia 2.2 (2004)

American Boccaccio Bibliography for 2002-2004 (through December, 2004)
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BOOKS: TRANSLATIONS

Boccaccio, Giovanni. Life of Dante. Translated by J. G. Nichols; Foreword by A. N. Wilson. London: Hesperus Press, 2002. xvii, 91 p.

Boccaccio, Giovanni. Theseid of the Nuptials of Emilia. Teseida delle nozze di Emilia. Translated with an introduction by Vincenzo Traversa. Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures, 116. New York: Peter Lang, 2002. x, 595 p.

BOOKS: CRITICAL STUDIES AND COLLECTIONS OF ESSAYS

Allaire, Gloria, ed. The Italian Novella: A Book of Essays. Routledge Medieval Casebooks. New York: Routledge, 2003. vii, 242 p. [Contains essays on Boccaccio by Susan Gaylard, Christopher Nissen, Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin, and Ernesto Virgulti, all of which are listed separately under "Articles" below.]

Battles, Dominique. The Medieval Tradition of Thebes: History and Narrative in the OF Roman de Thebes, Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Lydgate. New York: Routledge, 2004. xix, 235 p.

Cherchi, Paolo. L'onestade e l'onesto raccontare del Decameron. Fiesole: Cadmo, 2004. 208 p.

Edwards, Robert R. Chaucer and Boccaccio: Antiquity and Modernity. New York: Palgrave, 2002. xv, 205 p.

Hagedorn, Suzanne C. Abandoned Women: Rewriting the Classics in Dante, Boccaccio, and Chaucer. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004. ix, 220 p.

Kolsky, Stephen D. The Genealogy of Women: Studies in Boccaccio's "De Mulieribus Claris". New York: Peter Lang, 2003. 254 p.

Migiel, Marilyn. A Rhetoric of the "Decameron." Toronto Italian Studies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003. xi, 219 p.

Morosini, Roberta. Per difetto reintegrare: una lettura del Filocolo di Giovanni Boccaccio. Ravenna: Longo, 2004. 220 p

Perfetti, Lisa. Women and Laughter in Medieval Comic Literature. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2003. 224 p.

Rousch, Sherry L. Hermes' Lyre, Italian Poetic Self-Commentary from Dante to Tommaso Campanella. Toronto Italian Studies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002. ix, 249 p.

Weaver, Elissa B., ed. The "Decameron" First Day in Perspective: Volume One of the "Lectura Boccaccii.“ Toronto Italian Studies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004. viii, 270 p. [Contains essays by Marga Cottino-Jones, Dante Della Terza, Franco Fido, Pier Massimo Forni, Robert Hollander, Victoria Kirkham, Millicent Marcus, Ronald Martinez, Michelangelo Picone, Janet Levarie Smarr, Pamela D. Stewart, Thomas C. Stillinger, all of which are listed separately under "Articles" below.]

BOOKS: CRITICAL STUDIES (forthcoming)

Marchesi, Simone. Stratigrafie decameroniane. Biblioteca di "Lettere Italiane" 64. Firenze: Olschki.

ARTICLES

Boitani, Piero. "Boccaccio." In The Oxford Companion to Chaucer, edited by Douglas Gray (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), 55-58.

Braccini, Gaetano, and Simone Marchesi. "Livio XXV, 26 e l' 'Introduzione' alla Prima giornata. Di una possibile tessera classica per il 'cominciamento' del Decameron." Italica 80.2 (Summer, 2003), 139-146.

Campbell, Emma. "Sexual Poetics and the Politics of Translation in the Tale of Griselda." In Comparative Literature 55.3 (Summer, 2003), 191-216.

Cottino-Jones, Marga. "The Tale of Abraham the Jew (I.2)." In The "Decameron" First Day in Perspective, 77-88.

Della Terza, Dante. "The Tale of the Marchioness of Monferrato (I.5)." In The "Decameron" First Day in Perspective, 135-147.

Ferrell, Thomas J. "Source or Hard Analogue? Decameron X, 10 and the Clerk's Tale. Chaucer Review 37.4 (2003), 346-364.

Fido, Franco. "The Tale of Ser Ciappelletto (I.1)." In The "Decameron" First Day in Perspective, 59-76.

Forni, Pier Massimo. "The Tale of the King of Cyprus and the Lady of Gascony (I.9)." In The "Decameron" First Day in Perspective, 207-221.

Gaylard, Susan. "The Crisis of Word and Deed in Decameron V, 10." In The Italian Novella: A Book of Essays, 33-48.

Gittes, Tobias Foster. "St. Boccaccio: The Poet as Pander and Martyr." Studi sul Boccaccio 30 (2002), 125-157.

Goldstein, R. James. "Chaucer, Suicide, and the Agencies of Memory: Troilus and the Death Drive." In Speaking Images: Essays in Honor of V. A. Kolve, edited by Robert F. Yeager and Charlotte C. Morse (Asheville, North Carolina: Pegasus Press, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2001), 185-204.

Heffernan, Carol Falvo. "Chaucer's Miller's Tale and Reeve's Tale, Boccaccio's Decameron, and the French Fabliaux." Italica 81.3 (Autumn, 2004), 311-324.

Hollander, Robert. "The Decameron Proem." In The "Decameron" First Day in Perspective, 12-28.

Houston, Jason. "Due codici parzialissimi del Decameron." Studi sul Boccaccio 31 (2003), 3-21.

Kirkham, Victoria. "The Tale of Guigliemo Borsiere (I.8)." In The "Decameron" First Day in Perspective, 179-206.

Land, N. E. "Calandrino as a Viewer (Fictional character in Boccaccio's Decameron)." In Source: Notes in the History of Art 23. 4 (Summer, 2004),1-6.

Mack, Peter. "Argument and Emotion in Troilus and Criseyde." In Medieval Rhetoric: A Casebook, edited by Scott D. Troyan (New York: Routledge, 2004), 109-126.

Marafioti, Martin. "Boccaccio's Lauretta: The Brigata's Bearer of Bad News." Italian Culture 19.2 (2001), 7-18.

Marchesi, Simone. "Dire la verità dei sogni: la teoria di Panfilo in Decameron IV.6." Italica 81.2 (Summer, 2004), 170-183.

Marconi, Paola. "Boccaccio ambiguo maestro di Della Casa: 'il donare cortesia' nell'episodio de 'Il discreto famigliare' del Galateo." Italica 79.3 (Autumn, 2002), 321-338.

Marcus, Millicent. "The Tale of Maestro Alberto (I.10)." In The "Decameron" First Day in Perspective, 222-240.

Martinez, Ronald. "The Tale of the Monk and His Abbot (I.4)." In The "Decameron" First Day in Perspective, 113-134.

Masciandaro, Franco. "Madonna Isabella's Play and the Play of the Text (Decameron VII.6)." MLN 118.1 (January, 2003), 245-256.

Masciandaro, Franco. Melchisedech's Novelletta of the Three Rings as Irenic Play (Decameron I.3)." Forum Italicum 37.1 (Spring, 2003), 20-39.

Morosini, Roberta. "'Poliphonic' Parthenope: Boccaccio's Letter XIII and His 'Plebeian' Naples, According to Domenico Rea." Quaderni d'italianistica 23.2 (2002), 7-24.

Nissen, Christopher. "The Motif of the Woman in Male Disguise from Boccaccio to Bigolina." In The Italian Novella: A Book of Essays, 201-217.

Nolan, Barbara. "Playing Parts: Fragments, Figures, and the Mystery of Love in 'The Miller's Tale'." Speaking Images: Essays in Honor of V. A. Kolve, edited by Robert F. Yeager and Charlotte C. Morse (Asheville, North Carolina: Pegasus Press, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2001), 255-299.

Ó Cuilleanáin, Cormac. "Master and Servant Roles in the Decameron." In The Italian Novella: A Book of Essays, 49-67.

Picone, Michelangelo. "The Tale of Bergamino (I.7)." In The "Decameron" First Day in Perspective, 160-178.

Scalabrini, Massimo. "Il piggiore uomo forse che mai nascesse: la novella di ser Ciappelletto e la poetica del comico." Italian Quarterly 41.159-160 (Winter-Spring, 2004), 55-60.

Smarr, Janet Levarie. "The Tale of the Inquisitor (I.6)." In The "Decameron" First Day in Perspective, 148-159.

Stewart, Pamela D. "The Tale of the Three Rings (I.3)." In The "Decameron" First Day in Perspective, 89-112.

Stillinger, Thomas C. "The Place of the Title (Decameron, Day One, Introduction)." In The "Decameron" First Day in Perspective, 29-56.

Usher, Jonathan. "Apicius, Seneca, and Surfeit: Boccaccio's Sonnet 95." MLN 118.1 (January, 2003), 46-59.

Virgulti, Ernesto. "Lies My Father Told Me: Boccaccio's Novelletta of Filippo Balducci and His Son." In The Italian Novella: A Book of Essays, 15-32.

Wray, S. K. "Boccaccio and the Doctors: Medicine and Compassion in the Face of Plague." In Journal of Medieval History 30.3 (September, 2004), 301-322.

DISSERTATIONS

Anderson, Ruth Ann. "Borderline Romance: Three Southern Transformations of Floire and Blancheflor." In Dissertation Abstracts International 62.5 (November, 2001), 1854. [Ph.D., University of Washington, 2001, 188 p.]

Bardin, Gay Hsiao-Lin. "The Plague of Language: A Reading of Boccaccio's Decameron." In Dissertation Abstracts International 65.1 (July, 2004), 155. [Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2003, 239 p.]

Barsella, Susanna. "Work and Creation: A Humanistic Concept from Antiquity to Boccaccio." In Dissertation Abstracts International 63.3 (September, 2002), 930. [Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 2002, 388 p.]

Bateman, J. Chimene. "Addresses of Desire: Literary innovation and the female destinataire in medieval and renaissance literature. In Dissertation Abstracts International 62.10 (April, 2002), 3376. [Ph.D., Yale University, 2001, 309 p.]

Cozzarelli, Julia Marie. "The Flight of the Imagination: Imagination, Love and Reason in the Italian Renaissance." In Dissertation Abstracts International 64.3 (September, 2003), 927. [Ph.D., Yale University, 2003, 242 p.]

D'Amore, Andrea. "Ariosto's Rewriting of Boccaccio and the Novella Tradition in the Orlando Furioso." In Dissertation Abstracts International 63.4 (October, 2002), 1368. [Ph.D., Harvard University, 2002, 122 p.]

Edmondson, George Thomas. "Troilus and Criseyde between Two Deaths. In Dissertation Abstracts International 64.8 (February, 2004), 2880. [Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2003, 212 p.]

Eibenstein-Alvisi, Irene. "The Dialogic Construction of Woman in the Italian Renaissance." In Dissertation Abstracts International 64.9 (March, 2004), 3317. [Ph.D., Cornell University, 2003, 187 p.]

Fordyce, Cristiana Francesca. "Personal Value and Common Repute: Dialectic of Intention in the Communal Era." In Dissertation Abstracts International 63.4 (October, 2002), 1331. [Ph.D., Boston College, 2002, 228 p.]

Houston, Jason M. "Boccaccio Dantista: Scholarship and Invention." In Dissertation Abstracts International 64.3 (September, 2003), 895. [Ph.D., Yale University, 2003, 182 p.]

Lartigue, Rebecca Powell. "The 'Woman Reader': Gendering Interpretation in Boccaccio and Chaucer." In Dissertation Abstracts International 62.11 (May, 2002), 3778. [Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001, 269 p.]

Lewis, Celia Milton. "Framing Fiction with Death: The Seven Sages of Rome, Boccaccio's Decameron, and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales." In Dissertation Abstracts International 62.6 (December, 2001), 2109. [Ph.D., Baylor University, 2001, 179 p.]

Marafioti, Martin. "Narration as Prophylaxis: The Decameron Tradition." In Dissertation Abstracts International 62.10 (April, 2002), 3415. [Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 2002, 242 p.]

Morani-Brody, Annelise. "Virginitas: La crisi del mito della perfezione nella tradizione letteraria italiana del Rinascimento." In Dissertation Abstracts International 63.10 (April, 2003), 3573. [Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 2003, 253 p.]

Orth, William Patrick. "Chaucerian Physiognomy and the Delineation of the English Individual." In Master's Abstracts International 42.6 (December, 2004), 1968. [M.A., Miami University, 2003, 44 p.]

Rich, Ella. "An Edition and Study of the Fifteenth-Century Castilian Translation of Boccaccio's Geographical Dictionary." In Dissertation Abstracts International 64.11 (May, 2004), 4045. [Ph.D., Indiana University, 2003, 797 p.]

REVIEWS

Allaire, Gloria, ed. The Italian Novella: A Casebook. New York: Routledge, 2003. Reviewed by:
   Janet Levarie Smarr, in Renaissance Quarterly, 56.4 (Winter, 2003), 1169-1172.

Boccaccio, Giovanni. Famous Women. Edited and translated by Virginia Brown. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2001. Reviewed by:
   S. C. Akbari, in University of Toronto Quarterly 72.1 (Winter, 2002), 377-378;
   Christopher Martin, in Sixteenth Century Journal 33.2 (2002), 530-531;
   B. K. Schram, Modern Schoolman 79.4 (May, 2002), 313-315;
   Vittorio Zaccaria, in Studi sul Boccaccio 30 (2002), 358-360.

Branca, Vittore, ed. Boccaccio visualizzato. Narrare per parole e per immagini fra Medioevo e Rinascimento. 3 vols. Torino: Einaudi, 1999. Reviewed by:
   Christopher Kleinhenz, in Speculum 79.2 (April, 2004), 455-457.

Branca, Vittore, ed. Merchant Writers of the Italian Renaissance from Boccaccio to Machiavelli. Translated by Martha Baca. New York: Marsilio, 1999. Reviewed by:
   Janet Levarie Smarr, in Italica 80.4 (Winter, 2003), 580-582.

Cappello, Giovanni. La dimensione macrotestuale. Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarca. Ravenna: Longo, 1998. Reviewed by:
   Paul Collili, in Italica 79.2 (Summer, 2002), 262-263.

Edwards, Robert R. Chaucer and Boccaccio: Antiquity and Modernity. New York: Palgrave, 2002. Reviewed by:
   Nick Havely, in Modern Language Review 99.2 (April, 2004), 456-457;
   James H. McGregor, in Speculum 79.2 (April, 2004), 474-476.
   H. Wilson, in Review of English Studies 55.218 (February, 2004),115-117.

Ginsberg, Warren. Chaucer's Italian Tradition. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002. Reviewed by:
   Sherry Roush, in Renaissance Quarterly 56.2 (Summer, 2003), 543-544;
   Janet Levarie Smarr, in Italica 79.4 (Winter, 2002), 563-565.

Giusti, Eugenio L. Dall'amore cortese alla comprensione. Il viaggio ideologico di Giovanni Boccaccio dalla "Caccia di Diana" al "Decameron." Milano: Led—Edizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia Diritto, 1999. Reviewed by:
   Roberta Morosini, in Italica 80.1 (Spring, 2003), 92-94.

Howes, Laura L. Chaucer's Gardens and the Language of Convention. Gainesville, University Press of Florida, 1997. Reviewed by:
   Thomas C. Stillinger, in Studies in the Age of Chaucer 22 (2000), 499-503.

Illiano, Antonio. Da Boccaccio a Pirandello: Scritti e ricerche con un saggio su letteratura e cristianesimo. Napoli: Federico & Ardia, 1997. Reviewed by:
   Adriano Moz, in Italian Quarterly 39.151-152 (Winter-Spring, 2002), 97-99.

Kirkham, Victoria. Fabulous Vernacular: Boccaccio's "Filocolo" and the Art of Medieval Fiction. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2001. Reviewed by:
   Mauda Bregoli-Russo, in Renaissance Quarterly 55.4 (Winter, 2002), 1380-1382;
   Marga Cottino-Jones, in Speculum 79.4 (October, 2004), 1107-1108;
   Francesca A. Pennisi, in Quaderni d'italianistica 22.2 (2001), 193-195;
   Janet Smarr, in Italica 80.1 (Spring, 2003), 91-92.

Koff, Leonard Michael, and Brenda Deen Schildgen, eds. The "Decameron" and the "Canterbury Tales." New Essays on an Old Question. Madison, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2000. Reviewed by:
   Warren Ginsberg, in Studies in the Age of Chaucer 23 (2001), 571-576;
   Michael Hanly, in Speculum 77.2 (April, 2002), 570-573.

Lanza, Antonio. Freschi e minii del Due, Tre e Quattrocento. Saggi di letteratura italiana antica. Fiesole: Cadmo, 2002. Reviewed by:
   Alessandro Vettori, in Italian Quarterly 40.155-156 (Winter-Spring, 2003), 113-114.

McGregor, James H., ed. Approaches to Teaching Boccaccio's "Decameron." New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2000. Reviewed by:
   Timothy Kircher, in Speculum 78.3 (July, 2003), 961-962.

Rousch, Sherry L. Hermes' Lyre, Italian Poetic Self-Commentary from Dante to Tommaso Campanella. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002. Reviewed by:
   Roberta Antognini, in Renaissance Quarterly 57.1 (Spring, 2004), 166-168;
   Robert Capelli, in Italian Culture 21 (2003), 177-181;
   Diego Fasolini, in Forum Italicum 37.1 (Spring, 2003), 252-254.

Veglia, Marco. "La vita lieta": Una lettura del "Decameron." Ravenna: Longo, 2000. Reviewed by:
   Robert Buranello, in Rivista di Studi Italiani 20.2 (dicembre, 2002), 257-260;
   Christopher Nissen, in Speculum 78.4 (October, 2003), 1419-1421.

Vitale, Maurizio, and Vittore Branca. Il capolavoro del Boccaccio e due diverse redazioni. Vol. 1: La riscrittura del "Decameron". I mutamenti linguistici; Vol. 2: Variazioni stilistiche e narrative. Venezia: Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, "Memorie," 2002. Reviewed by:
   Paolo Cherchi, Italica 81.3 (Autumn, 2004), 428-429;
   Jason M. Houston, in Speculum 79.4 (October, 2004), 1171-1173.

Weaver, Elissa B., ed. The "Decameron" First Day in Perspective. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004. viii, 270 p. Reviewed by:
   B. Alvarez, Arthuriana 14.3 (Fall, 2004), 109-110.

Whitman, Jon, ed. Interpretation and Allegory: Antiquity to the Modern Period. Leiden: Brill, 2000. Reviewed by:
   James J. Paxson, in Speculum, 78.4 (October, 2003), 1423-1425.

Zaccaria, Vittorio. Boccaccio narratore, storico, moralista e mitografo. Firenze: Olschki, 2001. Reviewed by:
   Janet Levarie Smarr, in Italica 81.1 (Spring, 2004), 99-100.

christopher kleinhenz

university of wisconsin-madison



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