Department of Modern Languages

The University of Mississippi

Valerio Cappozzo

Assistant Professor of Italian and Director of the Italian Language Program
Office: 207 Howry | 662-915-6980 | vcappozz@olemiss.edu

Dr. Valerio Cappozzo obtained his B.A. in Dante: Philology and Criticism with Prof. Achille Tartaro at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, and his PhD with Prof. H. Wayne Storey at Indiana University.

His research focuses mainly on the manuscript tradition of dream sciences and their literary application in early Italian poetry. On this topic he has published several scholarly articles: the last two appeared in 2014 on «Studi sul Boccaccio» XLII, and «Medioevo Letterario d’Italia» XI.

He is currently writing his first monograph with an edition of a widely circulated dream manual, the Somniale Danielis, in the context of Italian medieval and humanist literary miscellanies. He has recently curated an exhibition devoted to the collector A. H. Reed in New Zealand: “European Treasure: A. H. Reed’s French and Italian Autograph Letters”, and authored its catalog which presents several unpublished letters from Garibaldi, Mazzini, Canova and Verne. He is now editing two volumes, one on Carlo Michelstaedter and the other on Giorgio Bassani.