English Language and Literature News

Italian Opera on Film: A Journey Through its Cinematic Representation

Italian Opera on Film: A Journey Through its Cinematic Representation

JCU English Professor David Castronuovo presented “Italian Opera on Film” on the cinematic representation of opera in movies and TV from the 1930s to the 1990s.

JCU English Professor Carlos Dews Publishes Novel, Hush

JCU English Professor Carlos Dews Publishes Novel, Hush

JCU English Professor and Department Chair Carlos Dews recently published his novel, "Hush," by Negative Capability Press

Disability as Opportunity: Meet JCU Alumna Dani Izzie

Disability as Opportunity: Meet JCU Alumna Dani Izzie

Alumna Dani Izzie earned her B.A. in English Literature at JCU in 2007. Dani’s blog Dani Izzie – Disability Lifestyle & Culture shares insights from her personal journey as a wheelchair user and seeks to dispel preconceived notions about disabled people. The documentary Dani's Twins, currently being filmed, will tell her story as one of the very few quadriplegics to give birth to twins.

Carson McCullers: A Centenary Collection – Edited by Prof. Carlos Dews

Carson McCullers: A Centenary Collection – Edited by Prof. Carlos Dews

Carson McCullers in the World: A Centenary Conference, held at John Cabot University in July 2017, has led to the publication of a collection of essays on the American novelist. Carson McCullers: A Centenary Collection was edited by JCU's English Literature and Creative Writing Professor Carlos Dews, who is an authority on the life and work of the author.   

Easier Said than Done: Prof. Daniel Roy Connelly Directs 13 New Online Monologues

Easier Said than Done: Prof. Daniel Roy Connelly Directs 13 New Online Monologues

The English Theatre of Rome is proud to present 13 new original monologues directed by Professor Daniel Roy Connelly. The monologues will be featured on The English Theatre of Rome Youtube channel every Monday and Thursday at 9 pm from June  through mid-July.

Professor Grimaldi-Donahue to Participate in Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Professor Grimaldi-Donahue to Participate in Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue will be reading translations of new poems by Italian poet Marilena Renda as well as her own work during the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference online 2020 reading series with the New York-based translators' collective Us & Them on June 12th at 11pm Rome Time/ 5pm New York Time.

Meet Class of 2020 Valedictorian Jacopo Olmo Antinori

Meet Class of 2020 Valedictorian Jacopo Olmo Antinori

John Cabot University’s Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Mary Merva is pleased to announce the Valedictorian for the Class of 2020, Jacopo Olmo Antinori.

John Cabot University Participates in Virtual Flashmob in Honor of Dante 

John Cabot University Participates in Virtual Flashmob in Honor of Dante 

The John Cabot University Departments of English Language and Literature and Modern Languages and Literature participated in a virtual flashmob in celebration of Dantedì, for the 700th anniversary of the death of the renowned medieval poet.

Crack Me Up: A Talk by Arts Journalist Gabriella Coslovich

Crack Me Up: A Talk by Arts Journalist Gabriella Coslovich

"Crack Me Up" is the title of Gabriella Coslovich's latest book. It is an autobiographical collection of short scenes that explores the tensions related to gender expectations in Australian and Italian families.

Feasting on Words: English Professor Alex Gregor

Feasting on Words: English Professor Alex Gregor

Professor Alex Gregor was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He teaches in the Department of English Language and Literature at John Cabot University and is one of the founding editors of OOMPH! Press, an international literary press publishing contemporary poetry and short prose in translation. A writer and editor, he recently published the poetry collection The Pollen Path (Radioactive Cloud, 2019).

Must Poets Hang with Murderers? A Conversation with George Elliott Clarke

Must Poets Hang with Murderers? A Conversation with George Elliott Clarke

JCU welcomed George Elliott Clarke for a talk called Must Poets Always “Hang” with Murderers?: A Meditation on Poetics and Justice.

The Lost Prince: Book Presentation with Author Michael Mewshaw

The Lost Prince: Book Presentation with Author Michael Mewshaw

John Cabot University welcomed author Michael Mewshaw to present his new book The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy on November 20, 2019.

Plastic’s Republic: Barbie’s Impact on Female Beauty

Plastic’s Republic: Barbie’s Impact on Female Beauty

John Cabot University welcomed author and poet Giovanna Riccio to present her latest book, Plastic’s Republic – Featuring the Barbie Suite.

Deep Thinkers Needed: English Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue

Deep Thinkers Needed: English Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue

Writer, translator, and editor, Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue joined JCU’s faculty in 2017. She teaches English Composition and Creative Writing.

Oscar & Walt by Donald S. Olson – World Premiere at John Cabot University

Oscar & Walt by Donald S. Olson – World Premiere at John Cabot University

Cultures clash, words fly, egos flare, and secrets emerge as two of the greatest writers of the 19th century come face-to-face in this dramatic re-creation of the 1882 meeting between Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman.