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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

Dr Ambrogio Camozzi Pistoja

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Position(s): 
Affiliated Lecturer in Italian Studies
Keith Sykes Research Fellow in Italian Studies, Pembroke College
Department/Section: 
Italian
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 764567
Location: 

Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

About: 

Ambrogio Camozzi Pistoja  took up his post as Keith Sykes Research Fellow in Italian Studies, at Pembroke College in 2013. He studied for his BA in Filologia Medievale e Umanistica at the University of Milan, supervised by Prof. Violetta de Angelis, with a thesis on Dante’s biblical and classical sources. During his time as an undergraduate, he also received training in medieval philosophy at Paris-Sorbonne under the supervision of Prof. Ruedi Imbach. For his MPhil (2009-10) and PhD he studied at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He completed his doctoral research in 2013 with a dissertation on the legacy of Alexander the Great in Medieval and Early Modern Italy. He is a life-time scholar of Gates Cambridge (the academic branch of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).

Teaching interests: 

Medieval and early modern cultural history.

Authors and areas of particular interest include: Cecco Angiolieri, Rustico Filippi, Duccio, Cimabue, Giotto, Cavalcanti, Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio; medieval and early modern reception of classical authors; the medieval Alexander; the magic lore; dream books and dream interpretation; all aspects of medieval and early Renaissance Italian poetry and poetics; palaeography and codicology; volgarizzamenti; criminal legal theories and practices; interdisciplinary readings (literature and law, visual culture, music, theology and philosophy).

Research interests: 

Dr Camozzi’s current research interests centre on satire, and the criminal and legal history of insults. He is also writing a book on parabolic epistemology in Dante, Giotto and Sufism.

Recent research projects: 

SATYRANDO – Criminal, Literary & Visual History of Insults in Late Medieval Italy

Frames From a Student Round Table: Paradiso XV - http://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/2203916  

Published works: 

Articles

  • Dante & the Medieval Alexander [forthcoming] (2018)
     
  • Vita di Alessandro con figure secondo il manoscritto Cracovia, Biblioteca Jagellonica, Ital. Quart. 33 (olim Firenze, Bibl. Ricc. 1222) [Turnhout: Brepols] (2017)
  • ‘Le illustrazioni del Romanzo di Alessandro in Italia tra Due e Trecento con una nota sul manoscritto Lipsia, Universitätsbibliothek, Rep. II. 4°.143’ in Per I romanzi di Alessandro Magno. Storie, incontri, tradizioni testuali, ed by Giuseppina Brunetti [Bologna : Bononia University Press] (2018)

  • ‘Ugolino and the Practice of Divination through Dreams’ in Dante’s Volume from Alpha to Omega, Yale University, March 26-28 2010, ed by Carol Chiodo, Christiana Purdy Moudarres [Tempe Ariz.: ACMRS] (2018)

  • ‘19. Inside Out’ in Vertical Readings in Dante’s “Comedy”, ed by George Corbett and Heather Webb [Cambridge: Open Book Publishers] (2016)

  • ‘Profeta e satiro. A proposito di Inferno XIX’ Dante Studies, 133 (2015), pp. 27-45

  • ‘Il quarto del Convivio. O della satira’ Le Tre Corone, 1 (2014), pp. 27-53

  • ‘The Oneirocriticon of Achmet in the West – A Contribution Towards an Edition of Leo Tuscus’ Translation’ Studi Medievali, 55 (2014), pp. 719-758

  • ‘Un re sulla soglia del Paradiso terrestre – Per una lettura divinatoria del primo sogno di Dante’ in Miscellanea di studi in memoria di Violetta de Angelis, ed. by Giancarlo Alessio, Filippo Bognini [Pisa : ETS] (2013), pp. 243-259

  • ‘Il veglio di Creta alla luce di Matelda - Una lettura comparativa di Inferno XIV e Purgatorio XXVIII’ The Italianist, 29.1 (2009), pp. 3-49

  • ‘Una possibile fonte per l’antropofagia cranica, le cagne, le lune e il sogno di Ugolino’ Electronic Bulletin of the Dante Society of America, 19/12/2008