Federico Pagello is Research Fellow at the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities at Queen’s University Belfast. He received his PhD in Film Studies from the University of Bologna and was a post-doctoral researcher at the Universities of Bologna and Limoges, as well as a visiting scholar at King’s College London. His research has focused on superhero fiction in film and comics (Grattacieli e superuomini: l’immagine della città tra cinema e fumetto, Le Mani, Genoa: 2010), early twenty-century literary and film crime series, and the transnational circulation of European popular culture. He is currently working on a monograph on early 20th-century and early 21st-century crime serials in film, television and popular fiction. Recent publications include: ‘The Myth of the Gentleman Burglar: Models of Serialization and Temporality in Early Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction,’ in J. Anderson et alii (eds.), Murder by Series: Studies in Serial Crime Fiction (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2015); ‘Transnational Connections in European Crime Film Series (1908-1914)’, in Journal of European Popular Culture, 5:1 (2014); ‘Notes sur la circulation transnationale et transmédiatique des fictions criminels européens (1900-1940)’, in S. Delneste, et alii (eds.), Les racines populaires de la culture européenne (Bruxelles: Peter Lang 2014).