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Kirkham, Victoria

Overview
Works: 90 works in 203 publications in 2 languages and 6,211 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses  History  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator
Classifications: PQ4540, 853.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Victoria Kirkham
Petrarch : a critical guide to the complete works by Victoria Kirkham( )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Francesco Petrarca is best known today for his Italian poetry, he was also a philosopher, historian, orator, and one of the foremost classical scholars of his age. "Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works" is the only comprehensive, single-volume source to which anyone can turn for information on each of Petrarch's works, its place in the poet's oeuvre, and a critical exposition of its defining features. A sophisticated but accessible handbook that illuminates Petrarch's love of classical culture, his devout Christianity, his public celebrity, and his struggle for inner peace, this encyclopedic volume covers both Petrarch's Italian and Latin writings and the various genres in which he excelled: poem, tract, dialogue, oration, and letter. A biographical introduction and chronology anchor the book, making "Petrarch" an invaluable resource. -- From publisher's description
Laura Battiferra and her literary circle : an anthology by Laura Battiferri degli Ammannati( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Internationally known during her lifetime, Laura Battiferra (1523-89) was a gifted and prolific poet in Renaissance Florence. The author of nearly 400 sonnets remarkable for their subtlety, intricate narrative structure, and learned allusions, Battiferra, who was married to the prominent sculptor and architect Bartolomeo Ammannati, traversed an elite literary and artistic network, circulating her verse in a complex and intellectually fecund exchange with some of the most illustrious figures in Italian history. In this bilingual anthology, Victoria Kirkham gathers Battiferra's most essential writing, including newly discovered poems, which provide modern readers with a valuable social chronicle of sixteenth-century Italy and the courtly culture of the Counter-Reformation."--Publisher's website
Diana's hunt = Caccia di Diana : Boccaccio's first fiction by Giovanni Boccaccio( )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boccaccio : a critical guide to the complete works by Victoria Kirkham( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long celebrated as one of "the Three Crowns" of Florence, Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-75) experimented widely with the forms of literature. His prolific and innovative writings--which range beyond the novella, from lyric to epic, from biography to mythography and geography, from pastoral and romance to invective--became powerful models for authors in Italy and across the Continent. This collection of essays presents Boccaccio's life and creative output in its encyclopedic diversity. Exploring a variety of genres, Latin as well as Italian, it provides short descriptions of all his works, situates them in his oeuvre, and features critical expositions of their most salient features and innovations. Designed for readers at all levels, it will appeal to scholars of literature, medieval and Renaissance studies, humanism and the classical tradition; as well as European historians, art historians, and students of material culture and the history of the book. Anchored by an introduction and chronology, this volume contains contributions by prominent Boccaccio scholars in the United States, as well as essays by contributors from France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The year 2013, Boccaccio's seven-hundredth birthday, will be an important one for the study of his work and will see an increase in academic interest in reassessing his legacy."--Publisher's description
Fabulous vernacular : Boccaccio's Filocolo and the art of medieval fiction by Victoria Kirkham( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fabulous Vernacular: Boccaccio's Filocolo and the Art of Medieval Fiction explores how Boccaccio transforms mere "fables" into a poet's high art of "confabulation," forging his own signature devices and pushing the Italian vernacular in imaginative new directions. The first book-length study of the Filocolo published outside of Italy, it argues against the older view of the Filocole as a failed early work. It shows how the young author's "little book" is ordered by the principles of hierarchy, symmetry, and analogy to echo in design the great medieval Book of the World. With a plot keyed to the liturgy of Pentecost, his romance directly reflects his immersion in canon law. Fabulous Vernacular is the first study of Boccaccio to demonstrate these connections and to suggest how his literary practice benefited from legal training, a more positive experience than he admits in his mythic self-portrait. With a range that reaches well beyond the Filocolo, Victoria Kirkham inquires into Boccaccio's notions of literary decorum, the creative continuities that unify his corpus, and the new "poetry" that emerges from his engagement with Latin and vernacular authority."--BOOK JACKET
Strong voices, weak history : early women writers & canons in England, France & Italy( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana's Hunt (Caccia di Diana) : Boccaccio's First Fiction by Giovanni Boccaccio( )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sign of reason in Boccaccio's fiction by Victoria Kirkham( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boccaccio visualizzato by Vittore Branca( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Filocolo of Giovanni Boccaccio : with an English translation of the thirteen Questioni d'amore by Victoria Kirkham( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana's hunt : Boccaccio's first fiction by Giovanni Boccaccio( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante the book glutton, or Food for thought from Italian poets by Victoria Kirkham( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L' immagine del Boccaccio nella memoria tardo-gotica e rinascimentale by Victoria Kirkham( )

1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative partners : the marriage of Laura Battiferra and Bartolomeo Ammanati by Victoria Kirkham( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Ricketts, Jill M.: Visualizing Boccaccio : studies on illustrations of The Decameron from Giotto to Pasolini. - Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press: 1997 by Victoria Kirkham( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Ciccuto, Marcello: Figure di Petrarca : Giotto, Simone Martini, Franco Bolognese. - Napoli : Federico et Ardia, 1991 by Victoria Kirkham( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosimo and Eleonora in shepherdland : a lost eclogue by Laura Battiferra degli Ammannati by Victoria Kirkham( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Parker, Deborah: Bronzino : Renaissance painter as poet. - 1. publ. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000 by Victoria Kirkham( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Brundin, Abigail: Vittoria Colonna and the spiritual poetics of the Italian Reformation. - Aldershot : Ashgate, 2008 by Victoria Kirkham( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria Kirkham, Love's labors rewarded and Paradise lost ("Decameron" III, 10) [recensione] by Anna Laura Lepschy( )

in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Laura Battiferra and her literary circle : an anthology
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Laura Battiferra and her literary circle : an anthologyDiana's hunt = Caccia di Diana : Boccaccio's first fictionFabulous vernacular : Boccaccio's Filocolo and the art of medieval fictionStrong voices, weak history : early women writers & canons in England, France & ItalyDiana's Hunt (Caccia di Diana) : Boccaccio's First FictionDiana's hunt : Boccaccio's first fiction
Languages
English (115)

Italian (7)