Maria Luisa Ardizzone is Professor of Italian Literature at New York University. Her principal areas of interest are the Middle Ages, poetry, intellectual history, medieval philosophy, science, and 20th century poetry. Her publications include Reading as the Angels Read. Speculation and Politics in Dante’s Banquet (2016); Dante: il paradigma Intellettuale. Un’inventio degli anni fiorentini (2011); Guido Cavalcanti: The Other Middle Ages (2002); Guido Cavalcanti. L’altro medioevo (2006); Ezra Pound, Machine Art and Other Writings: The Lost Thought of the Italian Years (1996); (German translation, 2005; Polish translation, 2003); and Ezra Pound e la scienza. Scritti inediti o rari (1987).