English Language and Literature News

Autumn in Venice: Professor and Author Andrea di Robilant

Autumn in Venice: Professor and Author Andrea di Robilant

JCU Creative Writing Professor Andrea di Robilant describes his Italian-American upbringing, his new novel Autumn in Venice, and shares tips for aspiring travel writers.

Italy Reads 2018 Inaugurated by Keynote Speaker Dr. Mark Bosco

Italy Reads 2018 Inaugurated by Keynote Speaker Dr. Mark Bosco

John Cabot University’s Italy Reads 2018 Program welcomed Dr. Mark Bosco, S. J., who delivered a keynote address on Flannery O’Connor in the Aula Magna Regina on October 10, 2018.

Frankenreads: JCU Takes Part in Global Celebration of Mary Shelley’s Novel

Frankenreads: JCU Takes Part in Global Celebration of Mary Shelley’s Novel

During the month of October, John Cabot University will be exploring the extraordinary afterlife of Shelley’s creation through our participation in Frankenreads– a worldwide celebration of the novel.

All the Way to Italy: Alumna Flavia Brunetti Presents First Novel

All the Way to Italy: Alumna Flavia Brunetti Presents First Novel

Flavia Brunetti presented her newly published book 'All the Way to Italy- A Modern Tale of Homecoming Through Generations Past' at John Cabot University on September 26, 2018. Born just outside of Rome but raised in the United States, Flavia attended John Cabot and graduated in 2009 with a degree in Political Science.

Building a Home with Words: JCU Welcomes Author André Aciman

Building a Home with Words: JCU Welcomes Author André Aciman

John Cabot University welcomed the acclaimed author André Aciman for a conversation with Professor Deanna Lee on June 28th. The event was sponsored by the Department of English Language and Literature and the Harvard Club of Italy.

John Cabot University Announces Winners of 2018 Italy Writes Contest

John Cabot University Announces Winners of 2018 Italy Writes Contest

On June 12th, JCU recognized High School students for merit in creative writing, in English, in the categories of Fiction and Non-Fiction.

Creative Writing Institute Showcases Student Talent

Creative Writing Institute Showcases Student Talent

The JCU Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation invited the JCU community to a reading by a group of talented students on June 20th.

“Raising Questions:” Meet Dolen Perkins-Valdez, JCU’s Writer in Residence

“Raising Questions:” Meet Dolen Perkins-Valdez, JCU’s Writer in Residence

The JCU Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation welcomed 2018 Writer in Residence Dolen Perkins-Valdez for a reading from her best-selling novels Wench and Balm on June 18th.

Creative Writing Institute Presents Faculty Reading

Creative Writing Institute Presents Faculty Reading

The JCU community had a chance to listen to creative writing by a group of talented authors who teach in the University’s Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

Professor Aidan Fadden Publishes First Novel A Known Evil

Professor Aidan Fadden Publishes First Novel A Known Evil

Aidan Fadden is an assistant professor of writing and a freelance editor, translator, and literary reviewer. His poetry has been published in Stand, The North, Magma, Lunar Poetry, and Cordite, and in translation in Italian literary magazines such as Pagine and Saragana.

English Department Showcases Faculty Creative Writing Talent

English Department Showcases Faculty Creative Writing Talent

The JCU community had a chance to listen to creative writing by a group of talented authors who teach in the University's Department of English Language and Literature on April 24th.

A Tale of Two Cultures: English Literature Student Marina Traylor

A Tale of Two Cultures: English Literature Student Marina Traylor

Born and raised in Rome, Marina Traylor (class of 2019) is an English Literature major and International Affairs minor. Currently, she is the president of the Women’s Leadership Initiative.

(W)rapping the Tunisian Revolution: A Lecture by Nouri Gana

(W)rapping the Tunisian Revolution: A Lecture by Nouri Gana

JCU Department of Communications hosted Nouri Gana on April 11, 2018. Entitled “(W)rapping the Tunisian Revolution,” the talk was a JCU Media and Communication Speaker Series event.

Humanities Regained: English Professor Shannon Russell

Humanities Regained: English Professor Shannon Russell

Shannon Russell is Associate Professor of English Literature and Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature at JCU. She specializes in eighteenth and nineteenth-century fiction with interests in gender, class, and race, scientific discourse, Victorian technologies, and visual representations in the nineteenth century periodical press.

Professor Nefeli Misuraca Analyzes Hitchcock’s Psycho

Professor Nefeli Misuraca Analyzes Hitchcock’s Psycho

In her lecture, Prof. Misuraca showcased all the tricks and artistry of Alfred Hitchcock, creator of a whole cinema genre and major influencer for all the other films shot after him.