JCU Professor Shannon Russell Contributes to BBC Radio 4 Program “The Ghetto Inglese”

British novelist Matthew Kneale will present a program on BBC Radio 4 dedicated to the secret history of Rome’s “English Ghetto.”

Mr. Kneale’s wife, John Cabot University professor of English Literature Shannon Russell, also contributed to the program.

The area around the Spanish Steps got its name because it was a favorite meeting place for English artists and writers, as well as Grand Tourists and later nineteenth century travelers.

The program will be broadcast on Monday, May 25 on BBC Radio 4 at 4 pm UK time and will also be available on the BBC Radio 4 website.

Matthew Kneale will be doing a reading at the JCU Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation on Wednesday, June 3.