School of Liberal Arts


Cinzia DiGiulio

Academic Title

Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Comparative Literature

Research Interests

Film Studies

Cultural Studies

Popular Culture

Cultural History

Comparative Literature

Research Summary

Most of my studies and research interests revolve around late 19th-century narrative (British, Russian and Italian) — particularly popular narrative — and its intersections with contemporary popular culture.


  • Ph.D., Romance Languages and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A., Comparative Literature (Russian, English), Purdue University
  • Laurea (summa cum laude) Foreign Languages and Literatures (Russian, English), Universita’ del Sacro Cuore di Milano

Recent Publications

“The Portrait of a Girl: A Reading of Last Tango in Paris.” Italica (2007): 410-421.

“Unquiet Resurrection: De Marchi’s Crisis Novels.” Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities (2006): 1451-1471.

“Travesties of Risorgimento in Maria Rosa Cutrufelli’s La briganta.” Risorgimento in Modern Italian Culture: Revisiting the 19th-Century Past in History, Narrative, and Cinema. Ed. Norma Bouchard. Madison: Farleigh Dickinson UP, 2005. 133-148.

Honors and Awards

Provost Innovation Fund, Merrimack College, 2016.

Ciejek Fellowship for Humanistic Research and Study in the Liberal Arts, Merrimack College, 2006-07.

Lorraine K. Lawton Award for Best Paper Presented, Purdue University, 2007.