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Marisa Trubiano

Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures

Conrad J. Schmitt Hall 222
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 in the context of Italian American cultural studies. 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). She has just completed a book chapter for an upcoming volume (2019) on the 70th anniversary of Flaiano's novel Tempo di uccidere (Prospero Press, Milan).

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). Il caso Papaleo (The Papaleo Case) was published in the Journal of Italian Translation (Spring 2015).

Another translation 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). A second phase of this project continued in 2016, with the supervision and editing of surtitles for a number of operas for important venues such as the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Opera di Firenze and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. This project continues currently, and is in partnership with Prescott Studio (Florence) and facilitated by the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies.

She has supervised a number of student projects, editing full translations and creating surtitles for a well-known Italian theater festival in New York, InScena!, in collaboration with the festival's curator, Kairos Italy Theater.

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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