Born in Rome, and raised between Rome and San Diego (CA), Prof. Maglione holds a double B.A. in Communications and English Literature and an M.Phil. in Children’s Literature from Trinity College, Dublin. He teaches primarily at John Cabot University, the American University of Rome and the University of Rome, Tor Vergata.
Prof. Maglione’s main research interests are children’s literature, combinatory literature, jazz 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. Paralleling his children’s literature research, Prof. Maglione has been working on the popularization of combinatory literature from Carroll to James Joyce, Georges Perec and Calvino.
He has also worked on the Italian translation of Oliver Twist for Mattioli (2023) and has written the glossary section of Italian translation of Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers (2022) for Mattioli as well.
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 teaches a variety of first year English composition courses on the BA program, public speaking, and Business English for the Italian CE master’s students.
He has been teaching at John Cabot since 2021.