Angela Matilde Capodivacca

Angela Matilde Capodivacca

Associate Professor of Italian (On Leave Fall 2014)
203 432-0597
82-90 Wall Street, Room 407

Angela Matilde Capodivacca is Associate Professor of Italian Language and Literature and Renaissance Studies at Yale. She received her B.A. in Philosophy (1998) and her M.A. in Italian (2000) from Notre Dame University, and her Ph.D. in Italian Studies (2007) at the University of California, Berkeley with a dissertation on the relationship between curiosity and the imagination in Early Modern Italy.  Her research interests include Philosophy, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature, History of Ideas, and Gender Studies. She has published articles on Petrarch, Boiardo, Niccolo’ degli Agostini, Ariosto, Machiavelli, Teofilo Folengo, Leopardi, Nietzsche, and Anna Banti. Her book manuscript, Curiosity’s Renaissance, is currently under review with Yale University Press.



The Italian Renaissance
Love in Italy
Italian Comedies 1450-1800
Curiosity and Wonder
Machiavelli and the Machiavel
Directed Studies, literature
Ital Early Modern Women
Epic and Romance
Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio
Art, Philosophy and Literature in the Renaissance
Italian Drama 


Curriculum Vitae