English Language and Literature News

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.

Italy Writes 2019 Celebrates Winners of Creative Writing Contest

Italy Writes 2019 Celebrates Winners of Creative Writing Contest

On  June 4, JCU’s Italy Writes program announced the winners of this year's creative writing competition for high school students whose primary language of instruction is not English. 

Professors Della Ratta and Geoghegan Participate in Feminist Book Fortnight

Professors Della Ratta and Geoghegan Participate in Feminist Book Fortnight

JCU Professors Donatella Della Ratta and Elizabeth Geoghegan will participate in the Feminist Book Fortnight in Rome, which is taking place at the Otherwise Bookshop between May 4 and May 18.

Harry Potter and the Barbarian Horde: Prof. Alessandra Grego

Harry Potter and the Barbarian Horde: Prof. Alessandra Grego

On April 23, Student Government hosted Professor Alessandra Grego’s lecture “Harry Potter and the Barbarian Horde” as part of their Prof Talk series, in collaboration with the Fandom Club.

Jane Austen’s Heart Did Whisper: Graphic Novelist Manuela Santoni

Jane Austen’s Heart Did Whisper: Graphic Novelist Manuela Santoni

Manuela Santoni was invited to John Cabot University by the Department of English Literature and Communications on April 9 to answer some questions about her graphic novel on Jane Austen. Santoni explained how is it like to be a female Graphic Novelists in Italy, the process of writing and drawing the book, and she also gave a few useful tips to anyone considering becoming a graphic novelist.

Prof. Connelly Performs in Production of Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter

Prof. Connelly Performs in Production of Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter

JCU English Professor Daniel Roy Connelly and British director and actor Douglas Dean will star in an upcoming production of Harold Pinter’s one-act play, The Dumb Waiter.

JCU Welcomes Slam Poets Tania Haberland and Dome Bulfaro

JCU Welcomes Slam Poets Tania Haberland and Dome Bulfaro

JCU’s InVerse Poetry Festival welcomed poets Dome Bulfaro (Italy) and Tania Haberland (South Africa) for a unique poetic performance on February 14, 2019. The event was co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Humanities, English Language and Literature, and Modern Languages and Literature.

The Sour Fruit – Lord Byron, Love and Sex: A New Publication by JCU Press

The Sour Fruit – Lord Byron, Love and Sex: A New Publication by JCU Press

John Cabot University Press and Rowman & Littlefield are pleased to announce the publication of The Sour Fruit. Lord Byron, Love and Sex by Byron specialist Vincenzo Patanè and edited by John Cabot University professor James R. Schwarten.

Professor Jonathan Jones on the Problem with “Home” in F. Scott Fitzgerald

Professor Jonathan Jones on the Problem with “Home” in F. Scott Fitzgerald

Professor Jonathan Jones will present a paper at the 15th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference in Paris and Toulouse, which will run from June 24 to 29, 2019. He will discuss the problem of "home" in some of Fitzgerald's works.

A Unique Combination: Study Abroad Student Jake Madeson

A Unique Combination: Study Abroad Student Jake Madeson

Jake Madeson is a senior at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. A double major in English and Marketing, Jake spent his Fall 2018 semester at John Cabot University.

Around the World in Six Novels: An Experiment in Digital Humanities

Around the World in Six Novels: An Experiment in Digital Humanities

A presentation led by Professor Alessandra Grego on her innovative use of digital humanities in one her English Literature course "Selected Topics in World Literature" (EN310).

Embracing A Worldly View: English Literature Senior Giorgio Millesimi

Embracing A Worldly View: English Literature Senior Giorgio Millesimi

Giorgio Millesimi, an English Literature senior, tells us about his JCU experience, his views on the importance of studying literature today, and what he plans to do in the future.

English Language and Literature Department Hosts Student Reading

English Language and Literature Department Hosts Student Reading

John Cabot University’s English Literature Department organized a Student Reading on November 19, 2018. Ten students from various academic departments stood up and read creative writing pieces they produced. The works included fiction, non-fiction and poems, read in English and also Italian.

Professor Shannon Russell on the Importance of Frankenstein Today

Professor Shannon Russell on the Importance of Frankenstein Today

Last October, JCU participated in Frankenreads, a global celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. During the month-long event, students, faculty, and staff participated in the live read-a-thon and attended various Frankenstein-themed events. Frankenreads came to an end on Halloween night, with a lecture given by author Fiona Sampson.

Professor Carlos Dews on Carson McCullers Lecture Tour in Australia

Professor Carlos Dews on Carson McCullers Lecture Tour in Australia

JCU English professor Carlos Dews is currently on a lecture tour in Australia on American author Carson McCullers. On November 23, he will be at the University of New South Wales where he will be speaking about his ongoing project editing the Selected Letters of Carson McCullers.