Boccaccio’s Corpus

Boccaccio’s Corpus

In Boccaccio’s Corpus, James C. Kriesel explores how medieval ideas about the body and gender inspired Boccaccio’s vernacular and Latin writings. Scholars have observed that Boccaccio distinguished himself from Dante and Petrarch by writing about women, erotic acts, and the sexualized body. On account of these facets of his texts, Boccaccio has often been heralded as a protorealist author who invented new literatures by eschewing medieval modes of writing. This… (more)

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Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press (December 15, 2018)

Collection: William and Katherine Devers Series in Dante and Medieval Italian Literature

Page count: 372 pages

Language: English

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