Marisa S Trubiano

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Associate Professor, Spanish and Italian

Schmitt Hall 241C
973 655-5520
973 655-7102
BA:Rutgers University
MA:Rutgers University
PhD:Rutgers University
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Marisa S. Trubiano is Associate Professor of Italian and has been teaching Italian language, literature, cinema, cultural studies, translation and Italian American cultural studies courses at Montclair State University since 2000.

Her recent publications include articles on the screenwriter Ennio Flaiano and Italian cinema, and the teaching of oral history. Her book-length study of Ennio Flaiano, Ennio Flaiano and His Italy: Postcards of a Changing World (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2010), was awarded a literary prize, a Premio Internazionale Flaiano per l’Italianistica in Pescara, Italy (July 2011).

Current projects include the translation of Flaiano’s theater into English. Her translation of Il Caso Papaleo was performed in New York and Montclair State University (2004-5) in a bilingual production by KAIROS Italy Theater, and her translation of La donna nell'armadio was featured at a reading at the NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò (2012).

Another translating project is Translating Voices Across Continents, supervising students' preparation of surtitles in English of a number of theatrical productions offered by the prestigious Piccolo Teatro di Milano on the occasion of Expo 2015 (see link below).

Prof. Trubiano has worked with her students and community members on an oral history project on the Italians of Montclair, and has served on the Board of the Italian American Discussion Group of the Modern Language Association, on the Italian SAT II test committee, as an Italian AP consultant, and as Commissioner on the New Jersey Italian and Italian Heritage Commission.


Italian language, Italian 20th century literature and cinema, Italian and Italian American Cultural Studies, Translation and Theater

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  • Thursday 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm