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Jo Ann Cavallo

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Jo Ann Cavallo (Ph.D., Yale, 1987) is professor and chair of the Italian Department at Columbia University and an Associated Scholar of the Mises Institute. Her latest book, The World beyond Europe in the Romance Epics of Boiardo and Ariosto (2013), won the Modern Language Association’s Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies (2011).

Pioneers in Free-Market Literary Criticism

Mises DailyAugust 9, 2014
Countering an academic environment in which Marxism and its variants are still being fed to students, this volume of essays offers nutritious food.

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Pioneers in Free-Market Literary Criticism

Audio/VideoAugust 27, 2014
Thanks to Henry Hazlitt, Paul Cantor and others, a body of work by free-market literary critics is now beginning to emerge, writes Jo Ann Cavallo. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.

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Feudalism and Cronyism in Machiavelli’s Italy

Mises DailyMay 14, 2014
Machiavelli asserts that civil society can best flourish in the absence of government intrusion.

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The World Beyond Christian Europe in the Romance Epics of Boiardo and Ariosto

Audio/VideoMarch 22, 2012
Session on Literature and Liberty. Recorded 10 March 2012 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [15:09]

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