» Dr. Federico M. Pacchioni
Associate Professor, The Sebastian Paul and Marybelle Musco Chair in Italian

Wilkinson College Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Department of World Languages and Cultures
Dr. Federico M. Pacchioni
Office Location:
DeMille Hall 126
(714) 744-7846
Prescott College, Bachelor of Arts
Indiana University Bloomington, Master of Arts
Indiana University Bloomington, Ph.D.

Dr. Pacchioni received his PhD from the department of French and Italian at Indiana University Bloomington. Before joining Chapman University as the Sebastian Paul & Marybelle Endowed 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. At Chapman University, Dr. Pacchioni coordinates the Italian Studies program and teaches Italian as well as interdisciplinary courses in the Honors Program and with the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

In his research, he focuses on cases of artistic synergy and intermediality across Italian cinema, literature, and theatre. He is the author of more than thirty publications, including several articles in peer-review journals and volumes, translations, reviews, interviews, and creative writings. His books are: InspiringFellini: Literary Collaborations behind the Scenes (University of Toronto Press, 2014, monograph), La paura dellamore (Rimini: Raffaelli Editore, 2014, full-length poetry collection), and Pier Paolo Pasolini: Prospettive americane (Metauro Edizioni, 2015, co-edited with Fulvio Orsitto). Dr. Pacchioni’s work on film historiography has led to a collaboration with Peter Bondanella on the writing of the new edition of A History of Italian Cinema (Bloomsbury Academic Press, forthcoming), a mainstay of courses in the English-speaking world. Currently, Dr. Pacchioni is applying his intermedial approach to Italian cultural history in a book project about Italian puppetry traditions examined in their intersection with literary and cinematographic production.

Courses Taught at Chapman:
  • ITAL 201: Intermediate Italian I
  • ITAL 345: Italian Conversation and Composition: Introduction to Contemporary Society
  • ITAL 301: Italian Conversation and Composition: Regional Culture and Tradition
  • HON 371: The World of Fellini’s Cinema
  • HON 373: The Puppet Metaphor Across Media
  • ITAL 341/FS 443f/FS 543 Italian Cinema: Politics, Art and Industry
  • ITAL 353: Short Narrative in Italian Culture: Oral Tradition, Literature and Cinema
  • ITAL 342 Advanced Italian Grammar and Stylistics
  • ITAL 387/FS 444M/FS 544 Italian American Cinema
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
"Trent’anni di critica pasoliniana in Nord America (1982-2014)" Pier Paolo Pasolini: Prospettive americane. Eds. F. Pacchioni and F. Orsitto. Pesaro, Italy: Metauro, 2015. 15-45.
Pier Paolo Pasolini: Prospettive americane. Co-edited with Fulvio Orsitto. Pesaro: Metauro edizioni, 2015.
“La contaminazione tra teatro di figura e cinema in Cosa sono le nuvole?”. Intersezioni: musica, arte, letteratura e cinema nell’Italia contemporanea. Eds. Simona Wright and Fulvio Orsitto. Roma: Vecchiarelli, 2014. 233-244.
La paura dell’amore. Rimini: Raffaelli Editore, 2014
Inspiring Fellini: Literary Collaborations Behind the Scenes. Toronto Italian Studies Series. Toronto: The University of Toronto Press. 2014.
"Poetry in Motion (Picture): Federico Pacchioni Reviews The 'Vigor and Originality' of Federico Fellini’s Films" Interview by Helena Bachman, Simply Charly (2014). Web.
“Le nuove avanguardie. Panoramica sul mondo della poesia contemporanea americana.” clanDestino 1 (2013): 15-17
“Giuseppe Tornatore in viaggio attraverso il padre.” Incontri cinematografici e culturali tra due mondi. Ed. Antonio C. Vitti. Pesaro: Metauro Edizioni, 2012. 205-215.
“Volgarità e grazia: il cinema di figura di Lina Wertmüller.” L'ANELLO che non tiene: Journal of Modern Italian Literature. 24.12 (Spring-Fall 2012): 147-160.
“Remembering the Italian-American Pioneering Spirit.” Il Leone (November 2012): 10
Carlo Collodi, Le avventure di Pinocchio. A Bilingual Edition (Caserta: Spring Edizioni, 2007). In L’anello che non tiene. Journal of Modern Italian Literature 23.1-2 (2011): 166-169.
Francesca Turini Bufalini, Autobiographical Poems. A Bilingual Edition (New York : Bordighera Press, 2009). In Italica 88.2 (2011): 301-302.