About the Author

Federico Pacchioni


Federico Pacchioni is a scholar, writer, and educator. Born in Italy, he has traveled both the Italian peninsula and the United States extensively, and currently lives in Orange, California. A professor of Italian Studies at Chapman University, he is author and co-author of volumes of Italian cultural history such as: Inspiring Fellini: Literary Collaborations behind the Scenes (University of Toronto Press, 2014), A History of Italian Cinema (Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2017), and The Image of the Puppet in Italian Theater, Literature and Film (Metauro Editore, 2020 and Palgrave Macmillan, 2022); as well as creative works, including two collections of poetry: La paura dell’amore (Raffaelli Editore, 2014) and I frutti del mio giardino (Manni Editori, 2022).