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Boccaccio Newsletter

Published Twice Yearly by the American Boccaccio Association

Fall 1994


Christopher Kleinhenz, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, President

Steven Grossvogel, Univ. of Georgia, Vice President

Michael Sherbel~, \Vashington University, Secretary - Treasurer

Michael Sherberg, Newsletter Editor

Regional Representatives:

(United States)

Millicent Marcus, Univ. of Texas - Austin

Janet Smarr, Univ. of Illinois - Urbana Angelo Mazzocco, Mount Holyoke Col1.

Madison Sowell, Brigham Young Univ.

(Canada) Antonio Franceschetti, Univ. of Toronto Modern Language Association Convention San Diego, December 27-30, 1994 Annual Meeting of the American Boccaccio Association Tuesday, December 27,7:00-8:15 p.m., Windsor Room C, Hyatt Regency San Diego Presiding: Christopher Kleinhenz, Dniv. of Wisconsin, Madison, President of the ABA "Boccaccio's Manto: Pagan Vision and Poetic Revisions," Suzanne Hagedorn, Cornell Univ.

"From the Zibaldone Magliabechiano to Decameron 3, 10," Stephen Grossvogel, Univ. of GeorgIa "Prince Galeotto: The Decameron as Pander to Female Readers," Kay Stanton, California State Dniv., Fullerton Cash Bar Arranged by the American Boccaccio Association and the Dante Society of America Wednesday, December 28,5:15-6:30 p.m., Windsor Room A&B, Hyatt Regency San Diego Please note: The Lectura Boccaccii scheduled for Tuesday, December 27 has been cancelled.

Additional papers of interest to members of the Boccaccio Association:

Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature Wednesday, December 28, 12:00 noon· 1:15 pm, Windsor Room A&B, Hyatt Regency San Diego Presiding: Valeria Finucci, Duke Univ.

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The Winter Meeting of the Dante Society Wednesday, December 28,3:30-4:45 p.m., Windsor Room A&B, Hyatt Regency San Diego "The Verbal and the Visual: The Interpretive Tradition of Inferno VII," Christopher Kleinhenz, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

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Send this form, along with your dues, to: Michael Sherberg, Romance Languages and Literatures, Washington University Box 1077, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, ~O 63130-4899.

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Mail to: Boccaccio :;'\Tewsleiter, clo MichaelSherberg, Romance Languages and Literatures, Washington University Box 1077, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899.

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Kirkham, Victoria. The Sign of Reason in Boccaccio's Fiction. Biblioteca di "Lettere ItaIiane", vol. 43. Firenze: Olschki, 1993.

Langer, Ullrich. Perfect Friendship. Studies in Literature and Moral Philosophy from Boccaccio to Corneille. Geneve: Droz, 1994.

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Anderson, David. "The Italian Background to Chaucer's Epic Similes," in Annali d'italianistica, 12 (1994), 15-38.

Barolini, Teodolinda. "'Le parole son femmine e i fatti sono maschi'. Toward a Sexual Poetics of the Decameron (Decameron 11.10)," in Studi sui Boccaccio, 21 (1993), 175-197.

Beidler, Peter G. "Chaucer's Reeves Tale, Boccaccio's Decameron, IX, 6, and Two 'Soft' German Analogues," in Chaucer Review, 28, 3 (1994), 237-251.

Benedetti, Laura. "I silenzi di Alatiel," in Quaderni d'italianistica, 13,2 (Autunno, 1992),245Berard-Cazale, Claude. "La strategia della parola nel Decameron," in Modem Language Notes, 109, 1 (January, 1994), 12-26.

Capone, Cynthia C. "The Representation of Women in Boccaccio's Decameron," in La Fusta, 10 (Fall, 1993-Spring, 1994), 13-27.

Cro, Stelio. "The Masks of the Trickster: A New Hero(ine) for a New Age," in Canadian Journal of Italian Studies, 16, No. 46 (1993), 1-31.

Donaldson-Evans, Lance K. ''The Narrative Voice of Desire: Boccaccio and the French Decamerons of the 15th and 16th Centuries," in Neophilologus, 77, 4 (1993), 541-552.

Ferme, Valerio C. "Ingegno and Morality in the New Social Order: The Role of the Beffa in Boccaccio's Decameron," in RLA: Romance Languages Annual 1992, ed. Jeanette Beer, Charles Ganelin and Anthony Julian Tamburri, 4 (1993); 24s.:.253..,.'.

Ferrante, Joan M. "Politics, Finance, and Feminism in Decameron 11.7," in Studi sui Boccaccio, 21 (1993), 151-174.

Ferreri, Rosario. "Madonna Ambruogia e l'amore prezzolato in Boccaccio's De casibus," in Studi sui Boccaccio, 21 (1993), 199-206.

Gallacher, Patrick J. "Chaucer and the Rhetoric of the Body," in Chaucer Review, 28, 3 (1994), 216-236.

Gehl, Paul F. "Preachers, Teachers, and Translators: The Social Meaning of Language Study in Trecento Tuscany," in Viator, 25 (1994), 289-323.

Hardman, Phillipa. "Chaucer's Man of Sorrows: Secular Images of Pity in the Book of the Duchess, the Squire's Tale, and Troilus and Criseyde," in Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 93, 2 (April, 1994), 204-227.

Herold, Christine. "The Unfortunate Iconography of Chaucer's Wayward Monk," in English Language Notes, 31, 4 (June, 1994), 5-10.

Paden, Michael. "Elissa: la ghibellina del Decameron," in Rivista di Studi Italiani, 11, 2 (December, 1993), 1-12.

_ _ _. "Elissa: la ghibellina del Decameron," in Studi suI Boccaccio, 21 (1993), 139-150.

Suzuki, Mihoko. "Gender, Power, and the Female Reader: Boccaccio's Decameron and Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron," in Comparative Literature Studies, 30~ 3 (1993), 231Usher, Jonathan. "Pieces of Dante Among Cipolla's Relics," in Lectura Dantis, 13 (Fall, 1993), 22-31.

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Beck, Nora Maria. "Singing in the Garden: An Examination of Music in Trecento Painting and Boccaccio'sDecameron," Dissertation Abstracts International, 54, 7 (January, 1994),2376A.

Chadeyras, Claudine. "Etude du cadre dans les recueils narratifs au seizieme siec1e en France," Dissertation Abstracts International, 53, 1 (July, 1992), 169-A.

Consolini, Dina Maria. "Parodies of Love in the Middle Ages: The Poetics of Re-Writing," Dissertation Abstracts International, 54, 8 (February, 1994), 3022-A.

Ricketts, Jill Megeve. "Visualizing Boccaccio," Dissertation Abstracts International, 53, 2 (August, 1992), 491-A.

Roman, Marco David. "The Chastoiement and the Decameron: Rhetorical Examples of Vernacularization," Dissertation Abstracts International, 54, 8 (February, 1994), 3022-A.

Rumble, Patrick Allen. "La Trilogia della Vita: Pier Paolo Pasolini's Schermo Eloquio," Dissertation Abstracts International, 53, 8 (February, 1993), 2581-A Virtue, Nancy Elizabeth. "Representations of Rape in the Renaissance 'N"ovella," Dissertation Abstracts International, 54, 9 (March, 1994),3460-A

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. Diana's Hunt: Caccia di Diana. Boccaccio's First Fiction, ed. and tr.

Anthony K. Cassell and Victoria Kirkham (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991).

Reviewed by:

Eugenio L. Giusti, in Italica 71, 1 (Spring, 1994), 121-123;

Max Staples, in Parergon, 9, 2 (December, 1991), 144-147.

~~_. Ninfale Fiesolano, edited by Pier Massimo Forni (Milano: Mursia Editore, 1991).

Reviewed by:

Armando Bisanti, in Schede medievali, 22-23 (gennaio-dicembre, 1992), 94-99.

Boccaccio 1990: The Poet and His Renaissance Reception, edited with an "Editors' Preface" by KevilI' Brownlee and Victoria Kirkham; "Premessa" by Vittore Branca. Special section

of Studfsul Boccaccio, vol. 20 (1991-1992), pp.167-397. Reviewed by:

Giulia Natali, in Rassegna della letteratura italiana, 97, 1-2 (gennaio-agosto, 1993), 308-313.

Boitani, Piero. The Tragic and the Sublime in Medieval Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge

University Press, 1989). Reviewed by:

Michael Calabrese, in Philosophy and Literature, 18, 1 (April, 1994), 173-174.

Branca, Vittore. Tradizione delle opere di Giovanni Boccaccio, 2: Un secondo elenco di manoscritti e studi sui testa del "Decameron" con due appendici (Roma: Storia e Letteratura, 1991).

Reviewed by:

Marga Cottino-Jones, in Speculum, 69, 2 (April, 1994), 429-430.

Brownlee, Marina Scordilis. The Severed Word: Ovid's "Heroides" and the "Novela

Sentimental' (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990). Reviewed by:

Carlos A. Vega, in Speculum, 68, 4 (October, 1993), 1072-1074.

Caporello-Szykman, Corradina, The Boccaccian Novella: Creation and Waning of a Genre.

Studies in Italian Culture: Literature and History, vol. 2. (New York-Bern-Frankfurt am

Main-Paris: Peter Lang, 1990). Reviewed by:

Tommaso Giartosio, in Rassegna della letteratura italiana, 97, 1-2 (gennaio-agosto, 1993), 313.

Fleming, John V. Classical Imitation and Interpretation in Chaucer's "Troilus" (Lincoln:

University of Nebraska Press, 1990). Reviewed by:

Robert R. Edwards, in Comparative Literature Studies, 30, 3 (1993), 295-298.

Forni, Pier Massimo. Forme complesse nel Decameron (Firenze: Olschki, 1992). Reviewed


Linda L. Carroll, in Renaissance Quarterly, 47, 3 (Autumn, 1994), 650-653;

V. Louise Katainen, in Annali d'italianistica, 11 (1993), 302-303.

Gittes, Katharine S. Framing the "Canterbury Tales": Chaucer and the Medieval Frame

Narrative Tradition (Greenwood, Cf: Greenwood Press, 1991). Reviewed by:

Christian K. Zacher, in Speculum, 69, 2 (April, 1994), 481-482.

Grossvogel, Steven. Ambiguity andAllusion in Boccaccio's Filostrato (Firenze: Olschki, 1992).

Reviewed by:

Linda L. Carroll, in Renaissance Quarterly, 47, 3 (Autumn, 1994), 650-653;

Jo Ann Cavallo, in Studi suI Boccaccio, 21 (1993), 385-389;

Millicent Marcus, in Fornm Italicum, 28, 1 (Spring, 1994), 194-195;

Christopher Nissen, in Italica, 71, 3 (Autumn, 1994), 407-409;

Jonathan Usher, in Italian Studies, 48 (1993), 143-144.

Hanly, Michael G. Boccaccio, Beauvau, Chaucer: "Troilus and Criseyde:" Four Perspectives

on Influence (Norman: Pilgrim Books, 1990). Reviewed by:

David Anderson, in Medium Aevum, 62, 2 (1993), 325-327;

Tommaso Giartosio, in Rassegna della letteratura italiana, 97, 1-2 (gennaio-agosto, 1993), 313-314.

Hansen, Elaine. Chaucer and the Fictions of Gender (Berkeley: University of California

Press, 1992). Reviewed by:

Kathryn L. Lynch, in Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 92, 3 (July, 1993), 429-431.

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Regina Psaki, in Comparative Literature, 46, 1 (Winter, 1994), 101-104;

Karla Taylor, in Speculum, 68, 4 (October, 1993), 1130-1132.

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

University Press, 1986). Reviewed by:

Victoria Kirkham, in Renaissance Quarterly, 47, 3 (Autumn, 1994), 653-656.

McGregor, James H., The Image of Antiquity in Boccaccio's "Filocolo," "Filostrato," and "Teseida" (New York: Peter Lang, 1990).

Reviewed by:

Dennis Looney, in Speculum, 69, 2 (April, 1994), 531-533.

_ _ _• The Shades of Aeneas: The Imitation of Vergil and the History of Paganism in Boccaccio's "Filostrato, " "Filocolo, " and "Teseida" (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991).

Reviewed by:

Tommaso Giartosio, in Rassegna della letteratura italiana, 97, 1-2 (gennaio-agosto, 1993), 314;

J. S. Ryan, in Parergon, 10, 1 (June, 1992), 144-146.

McLeod, Glenda. Virtue and Venom: Catalogs of Women from Antiquity to the Renaissance (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1991).

Reviewed by:

Thelma Fenster, in Speculum, 69, 1 (January, 1994), 217-218.

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

Duke University Press, 1991). Reviewed by:

. Karla Taylor, in Renaissance Quarterly, 46, 4 (Winter, 1993), 819-820.

Nolan, Barbara. Chaucer and the Tradition of the "Roman Antique" (Cambridge: Cambridge

University Press, 1992). Reviewed by:

Barry Windeatt, in Medium Aevum, 63, 1 (1994), 136-137.

Roney, Lois. Chaucer's Knight's Tale and Theories of Scholastic Psychology (Tampa:

University of South Florida Press, 1990). Reviewed by:

;Patrick J. Gallacher, in Speculum, 68; 3 (July, 1993), 877-880. ' Scaglione, Aldo. Knights at Court: Courtliness Chivalry, and Courtesy From Ottonian Germany

to the Italian Renaissance (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991). Reviewed by:

Madison U. Sowell, in Rivista di Studi Italiani, 11, 2 (December, 1993), 101-104;

Larissa Taylor, Renaissance Quarterly, 46, 4 (Winter, 1993), 824-826.

Stillinger, Thomas C. The Song of Troilus: Lyric Authority in the Medieval Book (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992).

Reviewed by:

N. S. Thompson, in Medium Aevum, 63, 1 (1994), 157-158.

Wallace, David. Giovanni Boccaccio: Decameron (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991).

Reviewed by:

Cormac 0 CuiIIeanain, in Italian Studies, 48 (1993), 142-143.

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