English Language and Literature News

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

Professor Grimaldi-Donahue to Partipate 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.

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.