The ABA sponsors sessions on Boccaccio at major conferences, including those of the Modern Language Association, the Renaissance Society of America and the ICMS in Kalamazoo, MI. The ABA’s official publication is Heliotropia, a peer-reviewed open-access journal edited by Prof. Michael Papio, that publishes articles, reviews and the well known American Boccaccio Bibliography. The ABA Newsletter is published twice each year and contains a wealth of information that is of interest to Boccaccio scholars.

The Lectura Boccaccii Series

Among the ABA’s long standing priorities is its continued support of the Lectura Boccaccii volumes, which have found a home in the Italian Studies series of the University of Toronto Press. Volume I in the series was edited by Prof. Elissa Weaver and published in 2004. Volume II (edited by Prof. Victoria Kirkham) is underway. Volume III (edited by Prof. Pier Massimo Forni and Prof. Francesco Ciabattoni) was published in 2014. We have updated the editorial guidelines


The Association, convinced that it is essential to disseminate information and foster communication among its members, sponsors several panels and sessions dedicated to Boccaccio each year and maintains a list of upcoming conferences. Records of past papers are compiled in the ABA newsletter.

Upcoming Conferences…