Cocozzella, Peter

Dr. Peter Cocozzella is an Emeritus Professor from Binghamton University where he taught for thirty-five years. He holds a Ph.D from Saint Louis University.

Obras Castellanas Vol. 1
1991 0-88946-388-3
A critical 2-volume edition of the Poemas menores (vol. 1) and Poemas mayores (vol. 2) of Francesc Moner (1463-1492), a hitherto-little-known author of late-medieval Spain who wrote in Castilian and in Catalan. Cocozzella, who also edited Moner's Obres catalanes, offers in his commentary on the Obras castellanas a reassessment of peninsular Spanish literature of the late Middle Ages. In Spanish.

Obras Castellanas Vol. 2
1991 0-88946-389-1
A critical 2-volume edition of the Poemas menores (vol. 1) and Poemas mayores (vol. 2) of Francesc Moner (1463-1492), a hitherto-little-known author of late-medieval Spain who wrote in Castilian and in Catalan. Cocozzella, who also edited Moner's Obres catalanes, offers in his commentary on the Obras castellanas a reassessment of peninsular Spanish literature of the late Middle Ages. In Spanish.

Text, Translation, and Critical Interpretation of Joan Rois De Corella's Tragedia De Caldesa, a Fifteenth-Century Spanish Tragedy of Gender Reversal
2012 0-7734-2625-6
This monograph on Joan Roís de Corella (1435-1497) offers to the English-speaking world the discovery of a prominent literary figure, worth of recognition as a leading exponent of the Renaissance in the Catalan domain. Peter Cocozzella intends to bring into focus Corella’s distinctive contribution as embodied in a work that bears the title of Tragèdia de Caldesa (‘Tragedy of Caldesa’). Contrary to the trend of criticism that flatly denies the stage-worthy qualities of this magnificent text, Cocozzella proposes that Corella’s masterpiece constitutes a full-fledged theatricalization of a form of tragedy that stems not from Aristotelian principles but, rather, from the description formulated by Isidore of Seville. Corella delves into a radically conflictive interaction of male and female characters. Arguably, his Tragèdia trans-values the Ovidian myth of Narcissus into the ambiance of the Hispanic “erotic hell” and reveals that the theme of emasculation in literature goes back at least to the fifteenth century.