Cornell Professor Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Marilyn Migiel, professor of Romance studies and senior associate dean for arts and humanities at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has been selected to receive the 24th annual Howard R. Marraro Prize from the Modern Language Association. The award recognizes the best book in the field of Italian literature or comparative literature involving the Italian language. Professor Migiel will be honored at the Modern Language Association’s annual convention in January.

Professor Migiel is being honored for her book The Ethical Dimension of the Decameron (University of Toronto Press, 2015). This is the second time Professor Migiel has won the Howard R. Marraro Prize. In 2004 she was honored for her book A Rhetoric of the Decameron (University of Toronto Press, 2003).

Dr. Migiel has been on the faculty at Cornell since 1987. Earlier, she taught at Yale University. Professor Migiel is a graduate of Cornell University, where she majored in medieval studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Italian language and literature from Yale University.

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