Tiziano Cherubini (firstname.lastname@example.org) received his M.A. in Italian Literature from the University of Virginia and is currently a Ph.D. student at Rutgers University. His primary research interest is coming-of-age narrative in twentieth-century Italian literature and its cinematic adaptation. His other academic interests include the grotesque and uncanny elements in the novels of Aldo Palazzeschi and Carlo Emilio Gadda. In 2010, his article “La realtà tradita: il caleidoscopio gaddiano in Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana” was published in La Fusta, Journal of Italian Literature and Culture. Tiziano is also co-author of The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice (McGraw-Hill, 2013) and Italian Vocabulary Drills (McGraw-Hill, 2015).