Gaetana Marrone-Puglia

Associate Chair
Office Phone
309 East Pyne
Office Hours

Wed: 4:30pm-5:30pm

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, and the Premio Internazionale Fondazione Rubettino. In 2010, she received the honorary title of “Cavaliere dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.Her latest book, The Cinema of Francesco Rosi (Oxford, 2020) was awarded the Premio Internazionale Flaiano in 2021 and the Premio “Letteratura” (2020-22) by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Napoli.

Current Projects

Eleonora Duse’s American Tours

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, "Zefirino: the voice of a castrato"

Zefirino: the voice of a castrato


Cover of the book, "Annali d'Italianistica"

New Landscapes in Contemporary Italian Cinema


Book Cover: Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies

Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies









A tiger lays in Nassau hall.

Princeton Images of a University