Gaetana Marrone-Puglia

Associate Chair, Spring '23
Office Phone
309 East Pyne
Office Hours

Wed: 4:30pm-5:20pm

and by appointment



Gaetana Marrone-Puglia specializes in modern Italian literature and postwar Italian and European cinema. Her principal publications include La drammatica di Ugo Betti (1988); New Landscapes in Contemporary Italian Cinema (1999);  The Gaze and the Labyrinth: The Cinema of Liliana Cavani (2000); Lo sguardo e il labirinto (2003; rev. and enlarged Italian edition); a critical edition of Ugo Betti’s Delitto all’isola delle capre (2006); and  is General Editor of a two-volume Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies (2007). She has also produced award-winning films: Woman in the Wind, starring the late Colleen Dewhurst (1988); a documentary feature on Princeton’s intellectual and social history, Images of a University (1996); and Zefirino: The Voice of a Castrato, a documentary film that traces the artistic evolution of the famed castrati singers (2007). She has been the recipient of the American Association of Italian Studies Presidential Award, the Scaglione Prize by the Modern Language Association of America, the Premio Internazionale Fondazione Rubettino. In 2010, she received the honorary title of “Cavaliere dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.” She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of the Italian Legion of Merit. Her latest book, The Cinema of Francesco Rosi (2020) is the first comprehensive study on the great realist artist of post-war Italian cinema.

Current Projects

The landscape of memory: The cinema of Roberto Andò

Teaching Interests

Her teaching interests include courses on the Risorgimento, contemporary Italian literature and culture, performance in modern Italian theatre, film, media and digital humanities, freshmen seminars on history and cinema, as well as interdisciplinary courses on European cinema in conjunction with the Program of Visual Arts, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the University Center for Human Values.


Cover of the book, "La drammatica di Ugo Betti" by Gaetana Marrone

La drammatica di Ugo Betti

The Cinema of Francesco Rosi


Book Cover: The Gaze and the Labyrinth

The Gaze and the Labyrinth

Cover of, "Zeferino: the voice of a castrato"
Zeferino: The Voice of a Castrato  
Cover of the book, "Annali d'Italianistica"

Annali d'Italianistica


Book Cover: Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies

Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies