Claire Marrone Ph.D. is Professor of French and Italian at Sacred Heart University
and Coordinator of the Freanch and Italian programs. She teaches a variety of courses in
French/Francophone and Italian language, literature, culture, and film. She began her
tenure at Sacred Heart in 1992 after teaching at The University of Minnesota – Twin
Cities, The University of Pennsylvania, The University of Paris X, The Frères Lumière
University in Lyons, France, and The Bryn Mawr College – University of Pennsylvania
Italian Studies Summer Institute in Florence, Italy. 

Education: B.A. with honors from the University of Delaware and her M.A. and Ph.D. from
the University of Pennsylvania. 

Her research interests include women’s autobiographical writing, travel literature, and
texts of the revolutionary periods in France and Italy. She has published a book entitled
Female Journeys: Autobiographical Expressions by French and Italian Women (Greenwood P,
2000) along with numerous articles on works from the nineteenth century to the present.



Staël’s Philosophy of the Passions: Sensibility, Society, and the Sister Arts (Book Review), Languages Faculty Publications (2013)

Book review by Claire Marrone.

Cuillé, Tili Boon, and Karyna Szmurlo, eds. Staël’s Philosophy of...



The Florentine Sojourn in Staël’s Corinne ou l’Italie, Languages Faculty Publications (2013)

This study asks why Madame de Staël sets the conclusion of Corinne ou l’Italie in...



Rewriting the Writing Mother in Marie Darrieussecq's Le Bébé, Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature (2008)

This article studies the innovative maternal portrait in Marie Darrieussecq's Le Bébé (2002), the autobiographical...



Echoes of Annie Ernaux in Marie Darrieussecq's Le bébé, Languages Faculty Publications (2006)


Pretense and Possibility: The Tomorrows of Charles, Lula and Marie Cardinal, Languages Faculty Publications (2004)

In this essay Claire Marrone discusses the relationship between the dual protagonists in Les Jeudis...




Female Journeys: Autobiographical Expressions by French and Italian Women, Languages Faculty Publications (2000)

"In this study of 19th- and 20th-century French and Italian women's autobiography, the author illustrates...


Contributions to Books


Women Writing Auto/biography: Anna Banti’s Artemisia and Eunice Lipton’s Alias Olympia, Languages Faculty Publications (2001)

Neat definitions of biographical and autobiographical writing have been challenged in the twentieth century. This...



Human Nature and a Cyclical View of History in Chantal Thomas’ "Les Adieux à la reine", 20th/21st Century French & Francophone Studies International Colloquium: Money/l'Argent (2014)

Book Reviews


Marie Cardinal: New Perspectives (Book Review), Languages Faculty Publications (2007)

Book review by Claire Marrone.

Webb, Emma, ed. Marie Cardinal: New Perspectives. Bern, Switzerland; New...


Popular Press


Digging Through the Directory: Dr. Claire Marrone (with Morgan Debelle Duplan), The Spectrum (Sacred Heart University) (2015)

Interview with Professor Claire Marrone for The Spectrum by staff reporter Morgan Debelle Duplan.