English Language and Literature News

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.

Carson McCullers: A Centenary Collection – Edited by Prof. Carlos Dews

Carson McCullers: A Centenary Collection – Edited by Prof. Carlos Dews

Carson McCullers in the World: A Centenary Conference, held at John Cabot University in July 2017, has led to the publication of a collection of essays on the American novelist. Carson McCullers: A Centenary Collection was edited by JCU's English Literature and Creative Writing Professor Carlos Dews, who is an authority on the life and work of the author.   

Easier Said than Done: Prof. Daniel Roy Connelly Directs 13 New Online Monologues

Easier Said than Done: Prof. Daniel Roy Connelly Directs 13 New Online Monologues

The English Theatre of Rome is proud to present 13 new original monologues directed by Professor Daniel Roy Connelly. The monologues will be featured on The English Theatre of Rome Youtube channel every Monday and Thursday at 9 pm from June  through mid-July.

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

Professor Grimaldi-Donahue to Participate 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.