English Language and Literature News

English Language for University Studies Welcomes Record Number of Students

JCU’s English Language for University Studies (ENLUS) welcomed a record number of students for Fall 2017, a total of 77 students in three different levels.

Professor Daniel Roy Connelly Publishes Article in The Irish Times

Professor Daniel Roy Connelly recently published an article titled “Daniel Roy Connelly: an Extravagant Stranger on his unusual Irish roots.”

Carson McCullers in the World: a Centenary Conference on the American Novelist

Carson McCullers (1917-1967) is one of the great authors of American southern literature. The conference celebrated the hundredth anniversary of her birth.

The Death of the Cockfighters: A BBC Documentary Featuring Prof. Carlos Dews

Carlos Dews, Professor of English and Director of the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation at John Cabot University, recently discussed cockfighting in a BBC World Service documentary.

Carson McCullers in the World: International Conference at JCU

John Cabot University will host an international conference on the American novelist Carson McCullers from July 14 through 16, 2017.

Donkey See, Donkey Do and Extravagant Stranger: New Books by Professor Connelly

Born in Essex, south-east England, Professor Connelly has spent much of his adult life being educated in Italy, India, Bangladesh, the USA, Scotland, and China.

Literature Club Launches JCU’s First Literary Magazine Ex Animo

John Cabot University’s Literature Club recently launched JCU’s first-ever literary magazine, Ex Animo.

John Cabot University Announces 2017 Student Award Winners

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, John Cabot University students, faculty and staff gathered in the Aula Magna for the annual Student Awards Ceremony.

English Major Marialaura Grandolfo Accepted to University of Oxford

Marialaura Grandolfo comes from Modugno, a town near Bari (Puglia, Italy). She is an English Literature major with a minor in Communications (Class of 2017). She has worked as a Writing Center tutor and as an assistant to Prof. Carlos Dews, managing the public relations of the Institute for Creative Writing, and co-organizing the upcoming conference "Carson McCullers in the World."

Creative Writing Institute Welcomes Rod Mengham

A writer, editor, and translator, Rod Mengham is member of the English Faculty at the University of Cambridge, Jesus College.

Celebrating Student Creativity: 8th Edition of Italy Reads Student Video Contest

Italy Reads is John Cabot’s community-based reading and cultural exchange program and it is currently in its 8th year with up to 65 high schools involved.

From Page to Screen: Professor Dews’s Story Adapted into Short Film

Carlos Dews is a member of John Cabot University’s faculty since 2008. He is Chair of the JCU Department of English Language and Literature and Director of the JCU Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

“Decentering Native Privilege: Italy Reads, Writes, Pitches” at TESOL Italy’s National Convention

The themes of the convention were “The privilege of the Non-native speaker” and “English in multicultural education.”

JCU and The English Theatre of Rome Present The Glass Menagerie

John Cabot University's Italy Reads Program , in collaboration with The English Theatre of Rome, presents The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams.

The Frohring Library Presents JCU Authors 2016

As part of the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of Dr. Franco Pavoncello's investiture as President of JCU, the Frohring Library has organized JCU Authors 2016, an exhibit showcasing the intellectual production of the university faculty.