Coleman, Dorothy G. The Chaste Muse: A Study of Joachim du Bellay’s Poetry. Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill, 1980. Examines the stylistic brilliance of du Bellay’s French and Latin poetry.
Katz, Richard A. The Ordered Text: The Sonnet Sequences of du Bellay. New York: P. Lang, 1985. The structural unity of Les Antiquités de Rome, L’Olive, and especially The Regrets is studied here.
Keating, L. Clark. Joachim du Bellay. New York: Twayne, 1971. An excellent general introduction to his poetry and theoretical writings, which also contains an annotated bibliography of important studies on du Bellay.
Shapiro, Norman R. Lyrics of the French Renaissance: Marot, Du Bellay, Ronsard. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2002. In French with parallel English translation.
Tucker, George H. The Poet’s Odyssey: Joachim du Bellay and the Antiquités de Rome. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. The originality of the mature poetry written during du Bellay’s exile in Rome is analyzed.