Dr. Sara Marzioli

Dr. Sara Marzioli

Visiting Assistant Professor

Irvin Hall 213
(513) 529-7517

Office Hours

Tuesdays: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesdays: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
and by appointment



2013 - M.A. and Ph.D. - Pennsylvania State University(Comparative Literature)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Italian and African Diasporic Literatures
  • Transnational Modernism
  • Narrative and History
  • World Literature
  • Film Studies





  • “Snapshots of the Eternal City: Ralph Ellison in Rome.” Modernism/Modernity, 24-4 (Fall 2017): 819-39.
  • “The Subterranean Performance of History between Harlem and Rome in William Demby’s The Catacombs.” Africa n American Review. 47.2-3 (Fall 2014): 417-29.
  • “Ralph Ellison’s Exceptional Diaspora: The View From Rome.” Atlantic Studies 9.4  (December 2012): 447-66.

Book Chapters

  • “Ralph Ellison at the American Academy of Rome.” Ralph Ellison in Context, edited by Paul Devlin, Cambridge UP. Forthcoming in 2020
  • “Conservative and Internationalist: George Schuyler’s Pulp Fiction and The Imperialism of The Oppressed.” In Nerds, Wonks, and Neo-Cons, edited by Jonathan P. Eburne and Benjamin Schreier, Indiana UP, Spring 2016.

Works in Progress

  • “Alessandro Spina’s African Epic Cycle: Extraneity in Italian Postcolonial Studies.”  (Article in progress)
  • The Color of The Archive: Afro-Modernism Between the Atlantic and The Mediterranean (Book in progress)