Joseph Luzzi holds a B.A. cum laude in political science from Tufts University, an M.A. in French literature from New York University, and an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Italian literature from Yale University. He is a tenured associate professor of Italian and director of Italian studies at Bard College.
His book Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy
received the Modern Language Association's Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies and was selected as an outstanding academic title by Choice
in 2009. His articles have appeared in Comparative Literature
, Dante Studies
, Modern Language Notes
, Modern Language Quarterly
, and Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century
. He coedited a special volume on translation for the Yale Journal of Criticism
in 2003. He has published translations in PMLA
and Romanic Review
and reviews in Italica
, Los Angeles Times Book Review
, and Yale Italian Poetry
. His awards and honors include the Dante Society of America Grandgent Prize for a best essay by a graduate student, a Yale College Teaching Prize, a Keats-Shelley Association of America Pforzheimer Grant, and fellowships at the Yale Whitney Humanities Center and National Humanities Center.