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Martin Marafioti

Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Modern Languages and Cultures - NYC

Location
  • @New York City
    41 Park Row 1116
  • @Pleasantville
    Choate House
Office Hours
New York City

Fall 2021

Mon, Tue, Wed (by appointment)

(by appointment)

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Office Hours

Fall 2021

Office Hours

Fall 2021

Biography


Dr. Marafioti has been a faculty member in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Pace University since 2004. He completed his Ph.D. in Italian Studies at the Johns Hopkins University, specializing in Italian Medieval literature and the intersections between literature and medicine.

At Pace University, Dr. Marafioti teaches a wide variety of courses including Italian language (at all levels), Italian Literature, as well as courses he has developed that focus on an analysis of Italy through its cinema, representations of gender and sexuality in popular and official culture, Italian cultural identity, and the role of narrative throughout periods of epidemic illness.


Education


PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2002
Italian Studies

MA, The Catholic University of America, 1993
Italian Literature

MA, The Catholic University of America, 1993
Spanish and Latin American Literature

BA, University of Maryland, 1990
Romance Languages

Awards and Honors


Pace University, 2015 - President's Award for Excellence, Team Award
National Endowment for the Humanities, 2014 - National Endowment for the Humanities Translations and Scholarly Editions Grant
Pace University, 2013 - Dyson College of Arts and Sciences ePortfolio Assessment Grant
National Endowment for the Humanities, 2009 - Summer Seminar: "Disease in the Middle Ages"
New York University, 2008 - Visiting Scholar
Pace University, 2007 - Presidential Grant


Publications


A Mother's Manual for the Women of Ferrara: A Fifteenth-Century Guide to Pregnancy and Pediatrics, translated by Martin Marafioti, Edited by Gabriella Zuccolin
Marafioti, M. (2018, June 14). A Mother's Manual for the Women of Ferrara: A Fifteenth-Century Guide to Pregnancy and Pediatrics, translated by Martin Marafioti, Edited by Gabriella Zuccolin.Toronto , Canada : IterAcademic Press. http://www.othervoiceineme.com/othervoice-toronto.html

Riguardando Giovanni Boccaccio: Narrative Distraction as Self-Care in Franco Sacchetti's Trecentonovelle
Marafioti, M. (2021, December). Modern Language Notes. Vol 134S , pages S184-S192.

Storytelling as Plague Prevention in Medieval and Early Modern Italy
Marafioti, M. (2019, September). Storytelling as Plague Prevention in Medieval and Early Modern Italy. Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/Storytelling-as-Plague-Prevention-in-Medieval-and-Early-Modern-Italy-The/Marafioti/p/book/9781409406419

RESEARCH INTEREST


Medieval and Early Modern Italian Literature and Cultural Studies, Intersections Between Literature and Medicine, History of Medicine

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS


Inside Edition.com: Does a 700-Year-Old Book Tell Us How to Escape Coronavirus? [Internet], April2020
An unusual best-seller has popped up on Amazon: a book that's 700 years old. It's The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. Why is it suddenly so popular? Because its story of people escaping the Plague has a lot to do with our lives in the age of the coronavirus. Professor Martin Marafioti told InsideEdition.com, “Over the centuries, during other outbreaks of epidemic illness, the work has become relevant, over and over and over again.”



COLLEGE SERVICE


  • Dyson Sabbatical Committee[Committee Chair]
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