May 8 and 9 – Valerio Cappozzo

Prof. Valerio Cappozzo (university of Mississippi) will be at Leiden University on May 8 and 9 for a seminar (in the course on Italian Literature & Cinema) and a lecture (in the Conference on “the Obscure Middle Ages in Italy”).

Mercoledì 8 maggio 2019, ore 11-14.00: Seminario in lingua Italiana
Valerio Cappozzo “La poesia in movimento”, Letteratura e cinema tra Giorgio Bassani e Pier Paolo Pasolini.
indirizzo: Eyckhof 1, aula 003B, Witte Ingel, Università di Leiden

May 9, Thursday, h 17.30-18.00: Plenary Lecture on Medieval Dreams.
Valerio Cappozzo “Medieval Dreams”, The Interlinked Worlds of Imagination and Reality.
Location: Gravensteen, Pieterskerkhof 6, room 0.11



Dr. Valerio Cappozzo is Assistant Professor and Director of the Italian Program at the University of Mississippi. His research focuses mainly on the manuscript tradition of dream sciences and their literary application in early Italian poetry. On this topic he has recently published his monograph titled The Medieval Dream Dictionary. The Somniale Danielis in Literary Manuscripts (Leo. S. Olschki Editore, Florence 2018). It presents an edition of a widely circulated dream manual, the Somniale Danielis, from the ninth century to 1550. Cappozzo is now working on dream-interpretation in the Renaissance and on the concept of Cultural Diplomacy between Christians and Muslims in the Middle Ages. On this topic he is editing a volume titled Boccaccio and Islam. Islam and Boccaccio and analyzing the Arabic reception of Dante’s Comedy.

Member of the editorial board for scholarly journals and publishing houses, he is member of the scientific committee of the Fondazione Giorgio Bassani, of the Dante Society of America, the Medieval Academy of America, the Renaissance Society of America and currently he is the secretary of the American Boccaccio Association and co-Editor-in-Chief of the scholarly journal «Annali d’Italianistica».


University of Leiden,
May 9, h. 17.30-18.00, Gravensteen 0.11