Maria Luisa Ardizzone (Italian Doctoral Degree in Medieval Studies) is professor of Italian Literature at New York University, NY. Ardizzone has studied medieval palaeography, literature, history at the University of Palermo and 20 th century literature at the Sorbonne in Paris. Her principal areas of interest are the Middle Ages, poetry, intellectual history, medieval philosophy, science, 20th century poetry. As scholar of medieval intellectual history, Ardizzone rereads vernacular texts of 13-14 th century in light of the classical and medieval Latin traditions and their multicultural background attempting to evaluate lines of thought or meanings lost or not yet adequately confronted.
Ardizzone’s publications include:
Reading as the Angels Read. Speculation and Politics in Dante’s Convivio. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 2016.
Dante: il paradigma intellettuale. Un’inventio degli anni fiorentini. Firenze: Olschki, 2011.
Guido Cavalcanti. L’Altro Medioevo. Fiesole: Cadmo, 2006. (Italian revised edition of the original English text).
Ezra Pound. Maschinen Kunst. Das verlorene Denken der Italienischen Jahre. Herausgegeben von Maria Luisa Ardizzone. Wien und Leipzig: Verlag Karolingen, 2005.
Ezra Pound. Sztuka Maszyny I Inne Pisma. Zagubione pisma z lat wloskich. Wybór, opracowanie i wstep Maria Luisa Ardizzone. Translated by Ewa Mikina. Czytelnik: Waszawa, 2003.
Guido Cavalcanti. The Other Middle Ages. Toronto, Buffalo, and London: Toronto University Press, 2002.
Ezra Pound. Machine Art and Other Writings: The Lost Thought of the Italian Years. Essays selected and edited and with an introduction by Maria Luisa Ardizzone. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1996.
Ezra Pound e la scienza. Scritti inediti o rari. Milan: Scheiwiller, 1987.