English Language and Literature News

Volo Verticale: a Collection of One-Act Plays by Professor Rosa Filardi

Volo Verticale: a Collection of One-Act Plays by Professor Rosa Filardi

John Cabot University Italian Language and Theater professor Rosa Filardi recently published Volo Verticale (Vertical Flight, Macabor publisher, 2021). The volume includes the monologue "Volo Verticale" and two one-act plays, "Scarti" (Waste) and "Alba Liquida" (Liquid Dawn). Some of her plays, co-authored with Monica Mioli, are collected in the [...]

Meet the President of JCU’s Student Newspaper The Matthew, Giulia Leo

Meet the President of JCU’s Student Newspaper The Matthew, Giulia Leo

Giulia Leo is a double major in English Literature and Communications. She is the current President of the student newspaper, The Matthew.

John Cabot University Mourns Loss of Beloved Professor Emeritus of English Allan Christensen

John Cabot University Mourns Loss of Beloved Professor Emeritus of English Allan Christensen

It is with deep sadness that John Cabot University announces the passing of beloved Professor Emeritus of English Literature, Allan Christensen.

Stories We Tell: Alumna Stefania Piccialli

Stories We Tell: Alumna Stefania Piccialli

Alumna Stefania Piccialli graduated in 2017 in English Literature and Communications, and then earned her M.A. in Gender and Media from the University of Sussex. Stefania recently won the Translating for Change Video Essay competition.

Meet Professor Carlos Dews, JCU’s New Dean of Academic Affairs

Meet Professor Carlos Dews, JCU’s New Dean of Academic Affairs

A leading authority on the life and work of American author Carson McCullers, Professor Carlos Dews has recently been appointed Dean of Academic Affairs. 

Digital Humanities Today: Alumna Giulia Maggiori

Digital Humanities Today: Alumna Giulia Maggiori

Born and raised near Rome, alumna Giulia Maggiori graduated in Spring 2019 with a degree in English Literature. Giulia is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Publishing Media at Oxford Brookes University, while also working as Assistant Supplier Operations Specialist at Oxford University Press.

Find Your Language and Take Action: Alumna Marina Traylor

Find Your Language and Take Action: Alumna Marina Traylor

Born in Rome to an Italian mother and an American father, Alumna Marina Traylor graduated in December 2019 with a degree in English Language and Literature. During her time at JCU, she was president of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. Marina has been working at the Keats-Shelley House since February 2020.

Combining Filmmaking and Literature: Alumna Mariolina Castellaneta

Combining Filmmaking and Literature: Alumna Mariolina Castellaneta

Alumna Mariolina Castellaneta has recently been accepted for an M.A. in Directing at MetFilm School in Berlin, Germany. Mariolina graduated in 2020 with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Creative Writing.

Alumnus Dario Diofebi Publishes First Novel Paradise, Nevada

Alumnus Dario Diofebi Publishes First Novel Paradise, Nevada

Born and raised in Rome, alumnus Dario Diofebi graduated from La Sapienza University with a triennale and a specialistica degree in Comparative Literature. In the summer of 2015, Dario did a graduate creative writing workshop at JCU. He then went on to earn an MFA in Creative Writing at New York University. Dario recently published his novel Paradise, Nevada (Bloomsbury, 2021).

A Riveder le Stelle: Dante in the 21st Century 

A Riveder le Stelle: Dante in the 21st Century 

On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of poet Dante Alighieri’s death (1265-1321), JCU’s Modern Languages and Literature Department and English Language and Literature Department organized the online event “Dante in the 21st Century,” on April 7, 2021.

The World Is An Open Door: Student Marilù Ciabattoni

The World Is An Open Door: Student Marilù Ciabattoni

An English Literature Major, Marilù Ciabattoni obtained various internships with organizations such as the Dorothy Circus Gallery, the British School at Rome, and Marshall Language Services.

John Cabot University Now Accepting Duolingo Test Results for English Proficiency

John Cabot University Now Accepting Duolingo Test Results for English Proficiency

John Cabot University’s Admissions Office is happy to announce that we are now accepting Duolingo Test Results.

Italian Opera on Film: A Journey Through its Cinematic Representation

Italian Opera on Film: A Journey Through its Cinematic Representation

JCU English Professor David Castronuovo presented “Italian Opera on Film” on the cinematic representation of opera in movies and TV from the 1930s to the 1990s.

JCU English Professor Carlos Dews Publishes Novel, Hush

JCU English Professor Carlos Dews Publishes Novel, Hush

JCU English Professor and Department Chair Carlos Dews recently published his novel, "Hush," by Negative Capability Press

Disability as Opportunity: Meet JCU Alumna Dani Izzie

Disability as Opportunity: Meet JCU Alumna Dani Izzie

Alumna Dani Izzie’s blog 'Dani Izzie – Disability Lifestyle & Culture' shares insights from her journey as a wheelchair user and seeks to dispel preconceived notions about disabled people. The documentary Dani's Twins, currently being filmed, will tell her story as one of the very few quadriplegics to give birth to twins.