's research focuses on Italian Medieval and Renaissance literature. He published the volume Luigi Pulci e la chimera. Studi sull’allegoria nel "Morgante"
, Firenze, Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2010 (click here
). The book received honorable mention in the Modern Language Association (MLA) competition for the sixth biennial award Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies 2011 (http://www.mla.org/pastwinners_italian
His publications include, among others, studies on Matteo Maria Boiardo, Marsilio Ficino, Cosimo de' Medici, Martino Filetico, and on the political implications of the philosophical and literary debate about "Magnificentia" in Quattrocento Florence. He contributed numerous entries to the Compendium Auctorum Latinorum Medii Aevi
, Edizioni del Galluzzo), and co-edited Rossella Bessi's Umanesimo Volgare
(Olschki, 2004). Polcri's interests also include contemporary Italian poetry. He recently published his first poetry collection, Bruciare l'acqua
(Edizioni della Meridiana, 2008, forward by Alberto Bertoni). He serves on the editorial board of Interpres. Rivista di studi quattrocenteschi
, and is Associate Editor of Italian Poetry Review: Plurilingual Journal of Creativity and Criticism
), co-sponsored by the Department of Italian and the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University, and the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at Fordham.
Affiliations at Fordham: Comparative Literature