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Dr. Pacchioni publishes new book on Pier Paolo Pasolini

The new anthology of essays titled “Pier Paolo Pasolini. Prospettive americane” is published by Metauro Edizioni (Pesaro, Italy) and co-edited with Dr. Fulvio Orsitto from California State University Chico.                       … Continue reading

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Marrying scholarship and teaching: the puppet metaphor, Italy and beyond

The intense intellectual exchanges occurred within the Puppet Metaphor CRASsH group for the last two years have led to the designing of an honors course being taught by Federico Pacchioni (Italian Studies) this semester and titled “The Puppet Metaphor Across Media”. The … Continue reading

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L’Italo-Americano Spotlights Chapman University’s Italian Studies Program

READ THE ARTICLE L’Italo-Americano is a bilingual, weekly newspaper serving the Italian-American community throughout the United States. Established in 1908, this weekly periodical is the oldest Italian-American newspaper in the United States with a mission to promote, and most importantly, preserve … Continue reading

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Dr. Pacchioni is interviewed by Simply Charly on Fellini

Read the interview Simply Charly ( is an educational website that features a series of exciting, interactive sites dedicated to some of the world’s leading historical figures. Some of these sites also include interviews with well-known academic experts, who offer their … Continue reading

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Dr. Pacchioni’s full-length poetry collection is released in Italy

La paura dell’amore (The Fear of Love) Rimini: Raffaelli Editore, 2014. Check out the book

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Rediscovering Fellini

The Leatherby Libraries kindly organized a book-signing event in March for my book Inspiring Fellini: Literary Collaborations behind the Scenes (University of Toronto Press, 2014). I was delighted to share my research with many friends there.  

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The Italian Studies Program is featured in the Orange County Register

In January the program received newspaper coverage by the Orange County Register. View the article

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Dr. Pacchioni publishes the monographic study Inspiring Fellini: Literary Collaborations Behind the Scenes

Federico Fellini is considered one of the greatest cinematic geniuses of our time, but his films were not produced in isolation. Instead, they are the results of collaborations with some of the greatest scriptwriters of twentieth-century Italy. Inspiring Fellini re-examines the filmmaker’s … Continue reading

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