English Language and Literature News

Building a Home with Words: JCU Welcomes Author André Aciman

Building a Home with Words: JCU Welcomes Author André Aciman

John Cabot University welcomed the acclaimed author André Aciman for a conversation with Professor Deanna Lee on June 28th. The event was sponsored by the Department of English Language and Literature and the Harvard Club of Italy.

John Cabot University Announces Winners of 2018 Italy Writes Contest

John Cabot University Announces Winners of 2018 Italy Writes Contest

On June 12th, JCU recognized High School students for merit in creative writing, in English, in the categories of Fiction and Non-Fiction.

Creative Writing Institute Showcases Student Talent

Creative Writing Institute Showcases Student Talent

The JCU Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation invited the JCU community to a reading by a group of talented students on June 20th.

“Raising Questions:” Meet Dolen Perkins-Valdez, JCU’s Writer in Residence

“Raising Questions:” Meet Dolen Perkins-Valdez, JCU’s Writer in Residence

The JCU Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation welcomed 2018 Writer in Residence Dolen Perkins-Valdez for a reading from her best-selling novels Wench and Balm on June 18th.

Creative Writing Institute Presents Faculty Reading

Creative Writing Institute Presents Faculty Reading

The JCU community had a chance to listen to creative writing by a group of talented authors who teach in the University’s Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

Professor Aidan Fadden Publishes First Novel A Known Evil

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

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

A Tale of Two Cultures: English Literature Student Marina Traylor

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

(W)rapping the Tunisian Revolution: A Lecture by Nouri Gana

(W)rapping the Tunisian Revolution: A Lecture by Nouri Gana

JCU Department of Communications hosted Nouri Gana on April 11, 2018. Entitled “(W)rapping the Tunisian Revolution,” the talk was a JCU Media and Communication Speaker Series event.

Humanities Regained: English Professor Shannon Russell

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

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

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 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

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

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.”