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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

Spring 2020

Mon 2:00pm-4:00pm

Tue 3:30pm-4:30pm

Wed 2:00pm-4:00pm

Office Hours

Spring 2020

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Spring 2020


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

Marafioti, M. (2019, September). Riguardando Giovanni Boccaccio: Narrative Distraction as Self-Care in Franco Sacchetti's Trecentonovelle. Modern Language Notes. Vol 134S , pages S184-S192.

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.


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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