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Marrone-Puglia receives prize for book

Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, professor of French and Italian , has been named the recipient of the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies by the Modern Language Association of America.

The award recognizes an outstanding book by a member of the association in the field of Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian. Marrone-Puglia was honored for her book, "The Gaze and the Labyrinth: The Cinema of Liliana Cavani," published in 1999 by Princeton University Press.

The book is the first comprehensive study in English of the aesthetics and work of Cavani, one of Italys foremost cinematic auteurs. The award selection committee said it was "meticulously researched, engagingly written and beautifully illustrated."

Two Princeton graduate alumni also recently were named award winners by the Modern Language Association: Timothy Hampton, who completed his Ph.D. in comparative literature in 1987, received the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Literary Studies; and Gabriella Safran, who completed her Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literatures in 1998, received the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures. Hampton is a faculty member at the University of California-Berkeley and Safran is on the faculty at Stanford University.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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