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Martin Marafioti


Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Modern Languages and Cultures - NYC

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

Mon 11:00am-2:00pm

Tue 3:30am-4:30pm

Thu 1:00am-2:00am

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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.


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


Marafioti, M. (2020, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). A Gynecological-Pediatric Treatise in the Vernacular Tongue Addressed to Ferrarese Women, translated by Martin Marafioti, Introduction by Gabriella Zuccolin. Toronto, Canada: IterAcademic Press. http://www.othervoiceineme.com/othervoice-toronto.html

Marafioti, M. (2018, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). 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

Marafioti, M. (2016, May). Boccaccio Reinvented: Francesco Argelati's eighteenth-century Decamerone. Danilo Capasso (Eds.), Nella Moltitudine delle Cose… / In the Multitude of Things… Convegno internazionale su Giovanni Boccaccio a 700 anni dalla nascita. Aonia edizioni.

Marafioti, M. (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). The “mirabile effetto” of Narration: Boccaccian imitatio and Holistic Storytelling in Celio Malespini's Ducento Novelle. Italica. Vol 92 (Issue 2)

Marafioti, M. (2015, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Review of Roberta Ricci's Scrittura, riscrittura, autoesegesi: Voci autoriali intorno all'epica in volgare: Boccaccio, Tasso. Vol Spring (Issue Vol 69, Issue 1)


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


  • Dyson Sabbatical Committee [Committee Chair]


  • Committee on Academic Resources [Committee Member]
  • CDFPT Appeals Committee [Alternate Member]
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