English Language and Literature News

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.

Giuseppe Gioachino Belli’s Poetry: A Critical Introduction from Belli’s Sonnets

Giuseppe Gioachino Belli’s Poetry: A Critical Introduction from Belli’s Sonnets

John Cabot University welcomed Professor Pietro Gibellini, Franco Onorati,and Michael Sullivan for an evening dedicated to Giuseppe Gioachino Belli.

JCU Presents The Sour Fruit: Lord Byron, Love & Sex by Vincenzo Patanè

JCU Presents The Sour Fruit: Lord Byron, Love & Sex by Vincenzo Patanè

John Cabot University hosted a presentation of "The Sour Fruit: Lord Byron, Love & Sex" by Vincenzo Patanè, edited by Professor James R. Schwarten.

Eightball: Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan Presents Her Latest Book

Eightball: Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan Presents Her Latest Book

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation welcomed Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan, who presented her latest book, Eightball.

From JCU to the World: Six Alumni Tell Their Story

From JCU to the World: Six Alumni Tell Their Story

John Cabot University invited six alumni to a panel discussion organized for the JCU Open Day on July 15, 2019. The alumni talked briefly about their experience at JCU and how it prepared them for graduate studies and the job market, and they concluded by sharing advice with prospective students.

The Sour Fruit: JCU Professor James Schwarten Edits Book on Lord Byron

The Sour Fruit: JCU Professor James Schwarten Edits Book on Lord Byron

Journalist and writer Vincenzo Patanè presented his latest book, The Sour Fruit: Lord Byron, Love & Sex (published by John Cabot University Press and co-published by Rowman & Littlefield) edited by JCU Professor James Schwarten, at the prestigious Keats-Shelley Museum at the foot of the Spanish Steps in Rome on June 14.

Where Are They Now? Focus on Four JCU English Literature Alumni

Where Are They Now? Focus on Four JCU English Literature Alumni

John Cabot University decided to catch up with some recent alumni who majored in English Literature to see what they are doing.

Interacting With Literature: Professor Russell’s Italian Visions Students Present Storymaps

Interacting With Literature: Professor Russell’s Italian Visions Students Present Storymaps

Professor Shannon Russell’s Italian Visions: Perceptions of Italy in Literature class focuses on the creative importance of Italy for non-Italian writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The course looks at the ways cultural stereotypes are both constructed and persist. Students were asked to curate each other’s reading journals and to use their selections to create a group Storymap project.