Dr. Federico M. Pacchioni
- DeMille Hall 126
- Office Hours:
- Tue.: 8:30-12:30 p.m.
- (714) 744-7846
- Prescott College, Bachelor of Arts
Indiana University Bloomington, Master of Arts
Indiana University Bloomington, Ph.D.
Dr. Pacchioni earned his PhD from the department of French and Italian at Indiana University Bloomington, where he cultivated his passion for the study of the many masterpieces of Italian literature, theatre, and cinema, while at the same time developing an eclectic approach to the teaching of Italian language and culture.
His research focuses on Italian and Italian American Studies through the lenses of artistic collaborations and inter-art relationships. Dr. Pacchioni is currently preparing a book for the University of Toronto Press, titled Inspiring Fellini: Literary Collaborations Behind the Scenes, in which he documents the cultural and intellectual complexity inherent in Fellini's exchanges with writers such as Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello Rondi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardino Zapponi, Tonino Guerra and Andrea Zanzotto, and by doing so, he demonstrates how the analysis of collaborative exchanges can generate new perspectives on classical auteur cinema. Dr. Pacchioni is also exploring the historical significance of the influence of Italian puppeteering traditions in literature and film. His scholarship has appeared in journals such as Italica, Intersezioni, Studi pasoliniani, Fellini-Amarcord, and Forum Italicum.
Before joining Chapman University as Associate Professor of Italian and the Sebastian Paul & Marybelle Musco Chair, Dr. Pacchioni taught courses in Italian and Italian-American literature and film at the University of Connecticut-Storrs and at the Scuola Italiana of Middlebury College.
Courses Taught at Chapman:
- ITA 201 - Intermediate Italian I
- ITAL 341a - Italian Cinema
- FFC 100 - The Italian American Experience
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
“Giuseppe Tornatore in viaggio attraverso il padre.” Incontri cinematografici e culturali tra due mondi. A cura di Antonio C. Vitti. Pesaro: Metauro Edizioni, 2012.205-215. Book chapter.
Turini Bufalini, Francesca. Autobiographical Poems. A Bilingual Edition. Italica 88.2 (2011): 301-302. Book review.
Maggi, Armando. The Resurrection of the Body. Studi pasoliniani 4 (2010): 116-117. Book review.
“La passione di un Burattino: Teste di legno ribattezzate all’ombra della Commedia dell’Arte.” Intersezioni. Review of the History of Ideas 3 (2009): 339-356. Journal article.
“The Poetic Function of Otherness in an Early Screenplay by Federico Fellini and Tullio Pinelli.” Diversity, Otherness, and Pluralism in Italian Literature, Cinema, Language, and Pedagogy. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Toronto: Lega, 2009. 223-237. Book chapter.
“Intervista a Tullio Pinelli” Italica. 85.2-3 (Summer/Autumn 2009): 311-318. Interview.
“Pasolini in North America: A Bibliographical Essay on Scholarship Between 1989 and 2007.” Studi pasoliniani 2 (2008): 139-154. Journal article.