English Language and Literature News

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

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

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

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

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.

Teaching and Learning Innovation: JCU Delegation Visits University of Cairo, Egypt

In February John Cabot sent a delegation from the Department of English Language and Literature to the American University of Cairo to attend and present at the Talix: Teaching and Learning Innovation Exchange Conference.

The Future of Newspaper Publishing: Emanuele Bevilacqua

The Department of Modern Languages and Literature and the Communications Department welcomed Emanuele Bevilacqua from University of Italian Switzerland in Lugano to CMS/ITS 322 Italian Media and Popular Culture class on March 13.

La Sinfonia di Emery: A Novel by Ludovico Crisanti Cucchiella

Ludovico Crisanti Cucchiella was born in Rome. He graduated from LUISS before taking Advanced Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction in Summer 2016 with Professor Michael Carroll at JCU. Ludovico recently published his first book La Sinfonia di Emery with Gangemi Editore.

Professor Tara Keenan Trains English Teachers in Digital Humanities

On November 17-18th, Professor Tara Keenan led a workshop at the national TESOL Italy conference entitled, “Teaching for Innovation.”

The Power of Narrative: Professor Alessandra Grego

Alessandra Grego is Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at JCU. A Professor with a 20-year experience, she has taught at JCU since 2003.

By the Book: English Literature Alumna Christine Modafferi

Christine was born in the United States, but grew up in a small town called Caulonia, in Calabria, right at the tip of Italy’s boot. She graduated from JCU with a major in English Literature and a minor in Communications.

JCU to Welcome Dolen Perkins-Valdez as Summer 2018 Writer in Residence

John Cabot University is pleased to announce that celebrated novelist Dolen Perkins-Valdez will be the 2018 Writer in Residence at the 9th Annual Summer Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

Italy Reads 2017 Welcomes Poet Billy Collins and Astronaut Paolo Nespoli

On Thursday, October 12, John Cabot University Italy Reads welcomed former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins for the Keynote Address on Emily Dickinson. The event kicked off with a greeting from outer space from Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

Extravagant Stranger: a Reading by Daniel Roy Connelly

On Wednesday, September 20, the JCU Institute of Creative Writing and Literary Translation hosted a reading by JCU English Professor Daniel Roy Connelly, actor, theater director, and Shakespeare scholar, as well as former diplomat.

Igniting Change through Literature: Adriana DeNoble

Adriana DeNoble is an English Literature and Creative Writing student from New Jersey. She recently published a piece in Thought Catalog titled "The Reality of Racism in America."