Marella Feltrin-Morris

Marella Feltrin-Morris

Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences

Specialty:Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature, Translation Studies
Phone:(607) 274-3644
Office:409 Muller Center
Ithaca, NY 14850


Marella Feltrin-Morris is Associate Professor of Italian Studies. After completing her undergraduate work in Anglo-American Literature at the University of Venice, Italy, she moved to the United States, where she received an MA in Italian in 1999 and a PhD in Comparative Literature in 2005 from Binghamton University. Her doctoral dissertation in Comparative Literature, Hanging by a Thread: Marionette Figures in Twentieth-Century Italian Literature, explores the role of marionettes, puppets, mannequins and automata in the works of various twentieth-century Italian authors, including Pirandello, Bontempelli, and Masino. In 2008 she also received a PhD in Translation Studies from Binghamton University. Her doctoral dissertation in Translation Studies, Into Forbidden Territory: The Audacity to Translate into a Second Language, focuses on the theoretical, practical, and ethical issues that emerge when translating out of one’s native tongue. Among her research interests are modern and contemporary Italian Literature and Translation Studies. She has published articles on literature and translation. She is also a freelance translator of literary and non-literary works. Her translation of Paola Masino's 1945 novel, Birth and Death of the Housewife, was published by SUNY Press in 2009. At Ithaca College, she teaches Italian language and literature at all levels and can easily be engaged in conversation about translation, food, and crossword puzzles.


ITAL 101 and ITAL 102 - Elementary Italian I and II

ITAL 201 and ITAL 202 - Intermediate Italian I and II

ITAL 220 - Folktales to Fantasy: Children's Literature in Translation

ITAL 205: Italy: Language and Culture (IC Summer Program in Siena)

ITAL 323: Parliamo! Italian Conversation

ITAL 324: Conversazione e Cultura

ITAL 328: Practice in Reading and Writing in Italian

ITAL 340: Italian Contemporary Culture

ITAL 355: From Theory to Practice: The Translator's Toolbox

ITAL 380: Everybody in Stage! The Magic of Italian Theater

LNGS 111: Cross-Cultural Journeys through Cinema (team-taught)

LNGS 250/ENGL 250: Translation: The Art of Disguise

ITAL 399-499: Independent Study





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