Howard R. Marraro Prize Winners


  • Justin Steinberg, University of Chicago, for Dante and the Limits of the Law (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2013)


  • Marco Ruffini, Northwestern University, for Art without an Author: Vasari’s Lives and Michelangelo’s Death (Fordham Univ. Press, 2011)


  • Christine Poggi, University of Pennsylvania, for Inventing Futurism: The Art and Politics of Artificial Optimism (Princeton Univ. Press, 2009)

  • Jane Tylus, New York University, for Reclaiming Catherine of Siena: Literacy, Literature, and the Signs of Others (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009)


  • Diana Robin, Chicago, Illinois, for Publishing Women: Salons, the Press, and the Counter-Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Italy (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2007)


  • Christian Moevs, University of Notre Dame, for The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy (Oxford Univ. Press, 2005)

  • Graziella Parati, Dartmouth College, for Migration Italy: The Art of Talking Back in a Destination Culture (Univ. of Toronto Press, 2005)


  • Marilyn Migiel, Cornell University, for A Rhetoric of the Decameron (Univ. of Toronto Press, 2003)

  • Honorable mention: Robert Henke, Washington University, for Performance and Literature in the Commedia dell'Arte (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003)


  • Ellen V. Nerenberg, Wesleyan University, for Prison Terms: Representing Confinement during and after Italian Fascism (Univ. of Toronto Press, 2001)

  • Honorable mention: Franco Ricci, University of Ottawa, for Painting with Words, Writing with Pictures: Words and Image in the Work of Italo Calvino (Univ. of Toronto Press, 2002)


  • Margaret Brose, University of California, Santa Barbara, for Leopardi Sublime (Re Enzo Editrice, 1998)

  • Nancy L. Canepa, Dartmouth College, for From Court to Forest: Giambattista Basile's Lo cunto de li cunti and the Birth of the Literary Fairy Tale (Wayne State Univ. Press, 1999)


  • Barbara Spackman, University of California, Berkeley, for Fascist Virilities: Rhetoric, Ideology, and Social Fantasy in Italy (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1996)

  • Honorable mention: Dennis Looney, University of Pittsburgh, for Compromising the Classics: Romance Epic Narrative in the Italian Renaissance (Wayne State Univ. Press, 1996)


  • Robert S. Dombroski, City University of New York and University of Connecticut, Storrs, for Properties of Writing: Ideological Discourse in Modern Italian Fiction (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1994)

  • Karen Pinkus, University of Southern California, for Bodily Regimes: Italian Advertising under Fascism (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1995)


  • Margaret F. Rosenthal, University of Southern California, for The Honest Courtesan: Veronica Franco, Citizen and Writer in Sixteenth-Century Venice (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1992)


  • Lucia Re, University of California, Los Angeles, for Calvino and the Age of Neorealism: Fables of Estrangement (Stanford Univ. Press, 1991)


  • Wayne A. Rebhorn, University of Texas, Austin, for Foxes and Lions: Machiavelli's Confidence Men (Cornell Univ. Press, 1988)


  • Millicent Marcus, University of Texas, Austin, for Italian Film in the Light of Neorealism (Princeton Univ. Press, 1986)

  • Honorable mention: John Freccero, Stanford University, for Dante: The Poetics of Conversion, and Rachel Jacoff, Wellesley College, for editing and introduction (Harvard Univ. Press, 1986)


  • Teodolinda Barolini, New York University, for Dante's Poets: Textuality and Truth in the Comedy (Princeton Univ. Press, 1984)

  • Glauco Cambon, University of Connecticut, Storrs, for Michelangelo's Poetry: Fury of Form (Princeton Univ. Press, 1985)


  • William J. Kennedy, Cornell University, for Jacopo Sannazaro and the Uses of Pastoral (Univ. Press of New England, 1983)

  • Honorable mention: Glauco Cambon, University of Connecticut, Storrs, for Eugenio Montale's Poetry: A Dream in Reason's Presence (Princeton Univ. Press, 1982)


  • Rebecca J. West, University of Chicago, for Eugenio Montale: Poet on the Edge (Harvard Univ. Press, 1981)


  • Nicolas J. Perella, University of California, Berkeley, for Midday in Italian Literature: Variations on an Archetypal Theme (Princeton Univ. Press, 1979)


  • Franco Fido, Brown University, for Guida a Goldoni: Teatro e società nel Settecento (Einaudi, 1977)


  • Joseph G. Fucilla, Emeritus, Northwestern University, for his achievements as scholar, editor, and teacher of Italian literature


  • Beatrice Corrigan, Emeritus, University of Toronto, for her achievements as author, editor, translator, and teacher of Italian studies


  • Thomas G. Bergin, Yale University, for his career as translator, scholar, and teacher of contemporary and classical Italian literature


  • Bernard Weinberg, University of Chicago, for Trattati di poetica e retorica del Cinquecento (Laterza, 1970–74)

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*During 1996–2000, the Howard R. Marraro Prize was awarded jointly with the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies, which is now awarded separately in odd-numbered years.