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Published twice yearly by the AMERICAN BOCCACCIO ASSOCIATION

Victoria Kirkham, University of Pennsylvania, President

Christopher Kleinhenz, University of Wisconsin - Madison,

Vice President

Michael Sherberg, Washington University, Secretary-Treasurer

Michael Sherberg, Newsletter Editor Regional Representatives:

United States.

Millicent Marcus, University of Texas - Austin

Janet.Smarr, University of TIlinois - Urbana Angelo Mazzocco, Mount Holyoke College Madison Sowell, Brigham- Young University Canada Antonio Franceschetti, University of Toronto


San Francisco, December 27·30, 1991 Lectura Boccaccii Friday, December 27, 5:15-6:45 pm, Conferen~ Suite 4B, Marriott Presiding: Victoria Kirkham, Univ. of Pennsylvania, President of the ABA....

"Decamero~ 2.8," Susan Noakes, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis Annual Meeting of the American Boccaccio Association Saturday, December 28, 8:30-9:45 am, Sierra Conference 5C, Marriott "Converting Alibech: Rustico's Hellish Paradise Reconsidered," Diane Vacca, Yale Univ.


2. "La lingua conosce la storia," Pier Massimo Forni, Johns Hopkins Univ.

~La presenza' del Boccaccio nelle novelle dell'Innamonzto, del Mambrino, e del Furioso," Antonio Franceschetti, Univ. of Toronto, Scarborough "In Sickness and in Health: Women and Comic Society in Boccaccio and Shakespeare," Kay 4.

Stanton, California State Univ., Fullerton Cash Bar Arranged by the Dante Society and the American Boccaccio Association Saturday, December 28, 5:15-6:30 pm, Marina Room A & B, Marriott


The full schedule of the Lecturae Boccaccii for Day 2 of the Decameron is now in place, and we are happy to announce it to you here. Look for the upcoming Lecturae at the following conferences (an asterisk denotes a

Lectura that has alreadybeen given):

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Please note that, in order. to keep to our plan to complete the Day 2 Lecturae in a three-year cycle, we have scheduled two readings for the 1992 MIA in New York. As a result, we will not be soliciting papers for our annual meeting section, as has been traditional. We will return to the regular annual meeting format in 1993.

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Participants delivered three papers on Boccaccio at the annual conference of the American Association of

Teachers of Italian, held in Washington, DC from November 23 to 25:

''The Play of Genre and Voicing in Boccaccio's Coroaccio," Regina Psaki, Univ. of Oregon "Calandrino: Desire in the Decameron," Jill Claretta Robbins, New York Univ.

Jrhe Feminine in Boccaccio and His Epigoni,· Itala T. C. Rutter, Wheaton College."

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Anthony K. Cassell (Univ. of Dlinois, Urbana-Champaign) is at work on a new edition of his translation of the Coroaccio, in a paperback format suitable for the classroom. It will be published by Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies (Binghamton, NY). His article, "Boccaccio's Caccia di Diana: Horizon of Expectation," which offers a Jaussian reading of the work, is forthcoming in Italian Cultum.

Pier Massimo Forni's study, Forme complesse nel ''Decameron,'' is due out from Olschki in February 1992.

ItaIa T. C. Rutter is preparing an essay on "The Feminine in Boccaccio and His Epigoni," and spoke on "The Concept of Community in the Decameron: From 'matta bestialita' to 'fraternal dismestichezza,'· at the Kalamazzo conference in May.

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Our spring newsletter will include a detailed update on the University of Pennsylvania Boccaccio Project, including a description of the methodology for digitizing images. Already several hundred images have been digitized into the Project's computer system.

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A hearty thanks to all members who have recently paid their dues. Those of you who have not yet paid ($5 regular memberf$15 sustaining member): please send your check or money order (Canadian members: US funds, please), together with your name and mailing address. We've provided our convenient form, as always.

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Boccaccio, Giovanni, Diana's Hunt: Caccia di Diana. Boccaccio's First Fiction, edited and translated by Anthony K. Cassell and Victoria Kirkham. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991. Pp. xvi + 255.

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Doob, Penelope Reed, The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages. Ithaca, New York, and London: Cornell University Press, 1990. Pp. xviii + 355.

[Contains sections on Boccaccio's Corbaccio and De Genealogia Deorum Gentilium.] Fleming, John V., Classical Imitation and Interpretation in Chaucer's "Troilus". Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1990. Pp. xviii + 276.

Gilbert, Creighton E., Poets Seeing Artists' Work: Instances in the Italian Renaissance.

Firenze, Leo S. Olschki, 1991. Pp. 293. [Contains a long section on "Boccaccio's Admirations," including "Boccaccio's Devotion to Artists and Art"; "The Fresco by Giotto in Milan";

"Boccaccio Looking at Actual Frescoes"; and "On Castagno's Nine Famous Men and Women."] Gittes, Katharine S., Framing the "Canterbury Tales": Chaucer and the Medieval Frame Narrative Tradition. Greenwood, CT: Greenwood Press, 1991. Pp. 176.

Hanly, Michael G., Boccaccio. Beauvau. Chaucer: "Troilus and Criseyde" (Four Perspectives on Influence. Norman: Pilgrim Books, 1990.

McGregor, James H., The Image of Antiquity in Boccaccio's "Filostrato." "Filocolo." and "Teseida." "Studies in Italian Culture: Literature and History," I. New York: Peter Lang, 1990.

Pp. [ix] + 192.

_ _ _, The Shades of Aeneas: The Imitation of Vergil and the History of Paganism in Boccaccio's "Filostrato." "Filocolo." and "Teseida." Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 1991. Pp. ix + 133.

Menocal, Maria Rosa, Writing in Dante's Cult of Truth: From Borges to Boccaccio. Durham:

Duke University Press, 1991. Pp. 223.

Scaglione, Aldo, Knights at Court: Courtliness. Chivalry. and Courtesy from Ottonian Germany to the Italian Renaissance. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991. Pp. 440.

Taylor, Karla, Chaucer Reads "The Divine Comedy". Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1989.

Pp. ix + 289. [Contains numerous references to Boccaccio.]

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Bernardo, Aldo S., "Triumphal Poetry: Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio," in Petrarch's "Triumphs": Allegory and Spectacle, edited by Konrad Eisenbichler and Amilcare A. Iannucci.

University of Toronto Italian Series, 4 (Toronto: Dovehouse Editions, 1990), 33-45.

Brown Tkacz, Catherine, "Samson and Arcite in the Knight's Tale," Chaucer Review, 25, 2 (1990), 127-137.

l Cachey, Theodore J., Jr., "Petrarch, Boccaccio. and the New World Encounter: Stanford Italian Review, 10, 1 (1991), 45-59.

Camargo, Martin, "The Consolation of Pandarus: Chaucer Review, 25, 3 (1991), 214-228.

Cherchi, Paolo, "Codici boccacciani nella Biblioteca Aragonese," Studi suI Boccaccio, 18 (1989), 163-165.

_ _ _" "Petrarca a 63 anni: una sfida alle stelle; ma...", Studi e problemi di critica testuale, 39 (ottobre, 1989), 133-146.

Ciccardini Scarpa, Cecilia, "Boccaccio's Genealogie Deorum Gentilium Libri: Mythology used in Defence of Poetry: in Essavs in Honor of Nicolae Iliescu, edited by Manuela Bertone; preface by Dante Della Terza (Cambridge: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, 1989), 25-48.

Costa-Zalessow, Natalia, "The Personification of Italy from Dante through the Trecento:

Italica, 68, 3 (Autumn, 1991), 316-331.

Crane, Susan, "Medieval Romance and Feminine Difference in The Knight's Tale: Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 12 (1990), 47-63.

Forni, Pier Massimo, "Boccaccio retore: MLN, 106, 1 (January, 1991), 189-201.

Giusti, Eugenio L., "La novella di Cesca e 'intenderlo come si conviene' nella Sesta Giornata del Decameron: Studi suI Boccaccio, 18 (1989), 319-346.

Hoy, James, "Chaucer and Dictys," Medium Aevum, 59, 2 (1990), 288-291.

Iannucci, Amilcare A•• "Petrarch's Intertextual Strategies in the Triumphs: in Petrarch's "Triumphs": Allegory and Spectacle, edited by Konrad Eisenbichler and Amilcare A. Iannucci.

University of Toronto Italian Series, 4 (Toronto: Dovehouse Editions, 1990), 3-10 Lampe, David, "Festa Grandissima: Food, Feast and Fantasy in The Decameron," La Fusta, 8, 1 (Spring-Fall, 1990), 7-17.

Masciandaro, Franco, "La violenza e il giuoco nella novella di Martellino (Decameron II, 1): La problematica dell'improvvisazione: Italian Culture, 8 (1990), 39-52.

McGregor, James H., "Reading the Decameron as a Caccia al porco: Italian Culture, 8 (1990), 251-263.

Minicozzi, Nancy E. F., "Sources of Comedy in Boccaccio's Decameron: The Tale of Frate Cipolla," Pacific COast Philology, 25, 1-2 (November, 1990), 106-115.

Osb~rg, Richard H., "Clerkly Allusiveness: Griselda, Xanthippe, and the Woman of Samaria," Allegorica, 12 (1991), 17-27.

Sherberg, Michael, "The Patriarch's Pleasure and the Frametale Crisis: Decameron IV - V," Romance Quarterly, 38, 2 (May, 1991), 227-238.

Stillinger, Thomas C., "The Form of Filostrato: Stanford Italian Review, 9, 1-2 (1990), 191Smarr, Janet Levarie, "Mercury in the Garden: Mythographical Methods in the Merchant's Tale and Decameron 7.9: in The Mythograohic Art Classical Fable and the Rise of the Vernacular in Early France and England, edited by Jane Chance (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1990), 199-214.

_ _ _" "Poets of Love and Exile," Dante and Ovid: Essays in Intertextuality, edited by Madison U. Sowell (Binghamton: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991), 139-151.

Usher, Jonathan, "Simona and Pasquino: 'Cur moriatur homo cui salvia crescit in horto?'," MLN, 106, 1 (January, 1991), 1-14.

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Abbondanza de la Motte, Karen, "From Narrative to Emblem: Cassone Depiction of Three Women in the Decameron," Dissertation Abstracts International, 51, 11 (May, 1991), 3765-A.

Anderson, Gunnar Jay, "The Old Spanish 'Teseida': A Critical Edition and Study," Dissertation Abstracts International, 50, 7 (January, 1990), 2046-A Bollettino, Vincenzo, "Giovanni Boccaccio: Life of Dante (Vita di Dante: Trattatello in Laude di Dante)," Dissertation Abstracts International, 50, 11 (May, 1990), 3611-A.

Dunn, Walter Kevin, "'To the Gentle Reader': Prefatory Rhetoric in the Renaissance," Dissertation Abstracts International, 50, II (May, 1990), 3578-A.

Gloss, Teresa Guerra, "Humour in Literature: Three Levels," Dissertation Abstracts International, 50, 10 (April, 1990), 3221-A.

Hikel, Mary Lyn, "The Theory and Practice of the Frame Story as Narrative Device," Dissertation Abstracts International, 50, 9 (March, 1990), 2888-A.

Kellogg, Laura Dowell, "Boccaccio, Chaucer, and the Legendary Cressida." Dissertation Abstracts International, 52, 3 (September, 1991), 909-A.

Salgarolo, David, "The Figure of the Jew in Italian Medieval and Renaissance Narrative," Dissertation Abstracts International, 50, 8 (February, 1990), 2484-2485-A.

Vacca, Diane Duyos, "Boccaccio's 'Captive Women': Other Voices in the Decameron," Dissertation Abstracts International, 52, 1 (July, 1991), 159-A.

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Anderson, David, Before the "Knight's Tale": Imitation of Classical Eoic in Boccaccio's "Teseida" (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988).

Reviewed by: B[runo] Basile, Studi e problemi di critica testuale, 38 (aprile, 1989), 244Liana Cellerino, Rassegna della letteratura italiana, 93, 3 (settembre-dicembre, 1989), 209-210;

Douglas Kelly, ItaIica, 68, 2 (Summer, 1991), 217-218.

Boccaccio, Giovanni, Eclogues, te. Janet Levarie Smarr. Garland Library of Medieval Literature, Series A, vol. 11 (New York and London: Garland, 1987).

Reviewed by: G. H. McWilliam, Italian Studies, XLIV (1989), 154-155;

D. G. P[attison], Medium Aevum, 58, 2 (1989), 346.

Boitani, Piero, ed., The European Tragedy of Troilus (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989).

Reviewed by: Davud Wallace, Renaissance Ouarterly, 44, 1 (Spring, 1991), 157-160.

Bragantini, Renzo, II riso sotto il velame (Firenze: Olschki, 1987).

Reviewed by: Cristina Della Coletta, MLN, 106, 1 (January, 1991), 205-206.

Edwards, Robert R., The Dream of Chaucer: Representation and Reflection in the Early Narratives (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1989).

Reviewed by: Stephen A. Barney, Modern Language Ouarterly, 50, 2 (June, 1989), 183R. W. Hanning, Modern Philology, 88, 4 (May, 1991), 421-423;

Carol F. Heffernan, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 12 (1990). 277-278.

Fido, Franco, 11 regione delle simmetrie imperfette: Studi suI "Decameron" (Milano: Franco Angeli, 1988).

Reviewed by: Aldo M. Costantini, Studi suI Boccaccio, 18 (1989), 419-421 Hollander, Robert, Boccaccio's Last Fiction: "11 Corbaccio" (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988).

Reviewed by: Anthony K. Cassell, Forum Italicum, 24, 2 (Fall, 1990), 289-292;

Dina Consolini, in Envoi, II, No.1 (Spring, 1990), 91-94;

Jonathan Usher, in Medium Aevum, 58, 2 (1989), 333-334.

MeItzoff, Stanley, Botticelli. Signorelli. and Savonarola: "Theologia Poetic a" and Painting from Boccaccio to Poliziano (Firenze, Olschki, 1987).

Reviewed by: Attilio Bettinzoli, Studi suI Boccaccio, 18 (1989), 414-417.

Mazzotta, Giuseppe, The World at Play in Boccaccio's "Decameron" (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986).

Reviewed by: H. Wayne Storey, in Speculum, 65, 1 (January. 1990), 194-196.

Taylor, Karla, Chaucer Reads "The Divine Comedy" (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1989).

Reviewed by: Nicholas R. Havely, in Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 12 (1990), 331Douglas J. McMillan, in South Atlantic Review, 56, 2 (May, 1991), 130-131;

Howard H. SchIess, Envoi, 2, 1 (Spring, 1990), 206-207;

Edward Vasta, Annali d'Italianistica, 9 (1991), 344-348.

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