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I have to thank Prof. Shoaf for providing the following list of his publications on Dante. For more information, see his curriculum vitae on his homepage
Otfried Lieberknecht



Dante, Chaucer, and the Currency of the Word: Money, Images, and Reference in Late Medieval Poetry (Norman, Oklahoma: Pilgrim Books, 1983).

Electronic edition: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/~rashoaf/dccw.html


  1. "Dante's colombi and the Figuralism of Hope in the Divine Comedy," Dante Studies 93 (1975): 27-59.
  2. "`Auri Sacra Fames' and the Age of Gold: Purg. 22, 40-4l and 148-50," Dante Studies 96 (1978): 195-99.
  3. "Dante's Commedia and Chaucer's Theory of Mediation: A Preliminary Sketch," New Perspectives in Chaucer Criticism (Norman, Oklahoma: Pilgrim Books, 1982), pp. 83-103.
  4. "Dante's Beard: Sic et Non (Purgatorio 31. 67)," in "Magister Regis": Studies in Honor of Robert Earl Kaske, ed. Arthur Groos with Emerson Brown, Jr., Thomas D. Hill, Giuseppe Mazzotta, and Joseph S. Wittig (New York: Fordham University Press, 1986), pp. 171-78.
  5. "The Crisis of Convention in Cocytus," Allegoresis: The Craft and Meaning of Allegory, ed. J. Stephen Russell (New York: Garland, 1988), pp. 157-69.
  6. "`Lo gel che m'era intorno al cor' (Purgatorio 30. 97) and `Frigidus circum praecordia sanguis' (Georgics II. 484): Dante's Transcendence of Virgil," 57-72, in Studi americani su Dante, ed. Gian Carlo Alessio and Robert Hollander (Milan: Franco Angeli, 1989).
    -----. Appearing also, in English, in Lectura Dantis 5 (1989): 30-46.
  7. "Purgatorio and Pearl: Transgression and Transcendence," Texas Studies in Language and Literature 32 (1990): 152-68, a special issue under the editorship of David Wallace, entitled Beatrice dolce memoria: Essays on the "Vita Nuova" and the Beatrice-Dante Relationship.
  8. "`Dante in Ynglyssh': Chaucer and Pier della Vigna (Inferno 13 and the Prologue to the Legend of Good Women)," in Dante and Modern American Criticism, a special number of Annali d'Italianistica, 8 (1990): 384-94.
  9. "Ugolino and Erysichthon," Dante and Ovid: Essays in Intertextuality, ed. Madison U. Sowell (Binghamton: MRTS, 1991), 51-64.
  10. "Dante, the Codex, and the Margin of Error," in The Use of Manuscripts in Literary Studies: Essays in Memory of Judson Boyce Allen, ed. Penelope B. R. Doob and Charlotte Morse (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 1992), pp. 1-17.
  11. "`Noon Englissh Digne': Dante in Late Medieval England," in Dante Now: Current Trends in Dante Studies, ed. Theodore Cachey (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1995), 189-203.

Review Essays

  1. "The `Threshing Floor' of Recent Dante Studies," Envoi: A Review Journal of Medieval Literature 1 (1988): 58-68.
  2. "Rose Oser Eros: Recent Studies of the Romance of the Rose," to appear in Envoi: A Review Journal of Medieval Literature 7 (1996).


  1. William Anderson, Dante the Maker, Speculum 57 (1982): 344-46.
  2. Teodolinda Barolini, Dante's Poets: Textuality and Truth in the "Comedy", Speculum (1986): 1016.
  3. Ronald R. MacDonald, The Burial Places of Memory: Epic Underworlds in Vergil, Dante, and Milton, Annali d'Italianistica 6 (1989): 289-91.
  4. Roberta L. Payne, The Influence of Dante on Middle English Dream Visions, Studies in the Age of Chaucer 12 (1990): 320-22.
  5. Antonio C. Mastrobuono, Dante's Journey of Sanctification, Italica 69 (1992): 256-58.
  6. Richard Kay, Dante's Christian Astrology, Choice (October 1994): 211.
  7. Steven Botterill, Dante and the Mystical Tradition: Bernard of Clairvaux in the "Commedia", Choice (January 1995): 213.
  8. Dante MONARCHIA, Edited and Translated by Prue Shaw, forthcoming BMMR 1996.


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