Born in Rome, and raised between Rome and San Diego (CA), prof. Maglione holds a double B.A. in Communications and English Literature from JCU and an M.Phil. in Children’s Literature from Trinity College, Dublin.
Prof. Maglione’s main research interests are children’s literature, music and cultural theory. He has dedicated specific attention to Lewis Carroll’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Sylvie and Bruno (1889), working with Dr. Jane S. Carroll, at Trinity College, on the concepts of geometrical space, and the production of it, in these novels. He has also explored the topics of food, material culture and consumption in the ‘Golden Age’ of children's literature (1865-1926), with specific attention to the role of objects in late Victorian literature. Passionate about nonsense poetry, prof. Maglione has also written on the genre of nonsense as ideological escapism, focusing on Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear.
Prof. Maglione’s classes are taught in the form of seminars and open discussion sessions, with the goal of encouraging critical thinking and argumentation. He has been teaching at John Cabot since 2021.
He is currently researching the development and connections of ambient music in literature.