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Boccaccio's Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal

Katherine A. Brown

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049175
eISBN:
9780813050034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049175.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Old French fabliaux are humorous short stories from the 13th century that resemble some of the most memorable tales in Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron (1348-1351). Yet their humor and ostensible ... More


Boccaccio’s Fabliaux: Transmission and Transformation of the Fabliaux to the Decameron

Katherine A. Brown

in Boccaccio's Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049175
eISBN:
9780813050034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049175.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 4 consists of close readings of fabliaux and novellas in the Decameron. These show how Boccaccio's manipulation of fabliaux and other narratives result in the creation of a new genre. The ... More


Reading Boccaccio in the Fourteenth Century

K. P. Clarke

in Chaucer and Italian Textuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199607778
eISBN:
9780191729546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607778.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter looks at copies of Boccaccio's Decameron in the fourteenth century and poses questions around the reading of this work, the varity of manuscripts of the text, and what happens in the ... More


Importing Ficino: Gender Balance in Champier

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Symphorien Champier’s The Ship of Virtuous Ladies is generally considered one of the earliest contributions to the pro-woman side of the French Renaissance version of the querelle des femmes, the ... More


Boccaccio's Auerbach: Holding the Mirror up to Mimesis

Albert Russell Ascoli

in A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234288
eISBN:
9780823241231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234288.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter, like the previous one, interrogates the use of a single text or author to define a major break in Western cultural and especially literary history, in this case Auerbach's reading in ... More


Pyrrhus's Rules: Playing with Power in Boccaccio's Decameron

Albert Russell Ascoli

in A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234288
eISBN:
9780823241231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234288.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyzes Boccaccio's exploration in Decameron, Day 7 (and surroundings) of the dynamics of the unequal struggle for power between men and women in a shifty “pyrrhic dynamic” in which ... More


The Wheel of the Decameron

Teodolinda Barolini

in Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227037
eISBN:
9780823241019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227037.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The introduction to the First Day is the catalyst of the rest of the Decameron in that it defines the text's negative pole, the level of loss from which the brigata must recover. The reduction of ... More


Editing Dante's Rime and Italian Cultural History: Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarca … Barbi, Contini, Foster-boyde, De Robertis

Teodolinda Barolini

in Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227037
eISBN:
9780823241019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227037.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Its literary giants peculiarly mark Italian identity—and each of the tre cocone plays a part in this story. Indeed, the significance of this particular editorial history is highlighted by the way it ... More


Boccaccio’s lore

Jane Stabler

in The Artistry of Exile

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199590247
eISBN:
9780191766411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590247.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

Chapter 4 looks at narrative as one of the consolations of exile and focuses on the Pisan circle’s use of ‘Boccaccio’s lore’ to foster a more tolerant, cosmopolitan ethics and sexual politics in ... More


Medieval Story Collections and Framing Devices

Katherine A. Brown

in Boccaccio's Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049175
eISBN:
9780813050034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049175.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 3 argues that Eastern frame narrative collections such as the Seven Sages of Rome were being combined with Western stories in medieval manuscripts before Boccaccio wrote the Decameron. The ... More


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