Italian Studies News

Trastevere: La Repubblica’s New Guidebook with a Heart and Soul

Trastevere: La Repubblica’s New Guidebook with a Heart and Soul

La Repubblica, one of Italy’s most important newspapers, published Trastevere in December 2018 as the first in a new series of guidebooks on the neighborhoods of Italy’s most important cities.

Rethinking the Notion of Italy: Professor Federica Capoferri

Rethinking the Notion of Italy: Professor Federica Capoferri

Born in Brescia, Italy, Federica Capoferri is Associate Professor of Italian Language and Literature at JCU. In this interview, she talks about her latest book, an in-depth analysis of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s second movie, Mamma Roma (1962) and a wider discussion of Pasolini’s cinematic and literary art in the early sixties.

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.

Organized Crime and Life: JCU Welcomes Photographer Giovanni Izzo

Organized Crime and Life: JCU Welcomes Photographer Giovanni Izzo

John Cabot University welcomed photographer Giovanni Izzo, who screened his project The Domitiana: everyday organized crime and life on November 6, 2018.

John Cabot University Announces 2017 Student Award Winners

John Cabot University Announces 2017 Student Award Winners

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, John Cabot University students, faculty and staff gathered in the Aula Magna for the annual Student Awards Ceremony.

“Made in Italy: the Italian Business Environment,” a New Spring 2017 Course

“Made in Italy: the Italian Business Environment,” a New Spring 2017 Course

The Department of Modern Languages and Literature and the Department of Business Administration present a new course for Spring 2017: “Made in Italy: the Italian Business Environment.”

Dacia Maraini Presents her Book “Extravagance and Three Other Plays”

Dacia Maraini Presents her Book “Extravagance and Three Other Plays”

On February 2, 2016 the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation together with the Department of Modern Languages and Literature welcomed celebrated Italian author Dacia Maraini to present her book Extravagance and Three Other Plays, recently published by JCU Press.

John Cabot University Press Announces Publication of “Extravagance and Three Other Plays” by Dacia Maraini

John Cabot University Press Announces Publication of “Extravagance and Three Other Plays” by Dacia Maraini

A book presentation with Dacia Maraini and James Schwarten is planned for the 2015-2016 academic year.

What’s Next for the Class of 2015? Meet Nine of our Recent Graduates

What’s Next for the Class of 2015? Meet Nine of our Recent Graduates

Now that the Class of 2015 has graduated, see where nine of them are headed next.

Congratulations to Class of 2015 Valedictorians Loredana Mihani and Stanislav Rudoi!

Congratulations to Class of 2015 Valedictorians Loredana Mihani and Stanislav Rudoi!

For the first time in the history of John Cabot University we have two Valedictorians: Loredana Mihani and Stanislav Rudoi.

Featured Professor: Isabella Clough Marinaro

Featured Professor: Isabella Clough Marinaro

Meet Italian Studies Professor Isabella Clough Marinaro and learn why John Cabot University in Rome is a great place to study.

Faculty Development Funds Awarded to Support JCU’s Outstanding Professors

Faculty Development Funds Awarded to Support JCU’s Outstanding Professors

JCU Vice President and Academic Dean Mary Merva is pleased to report that JCU faculty development funds continue to support the professional development of an outstanding group of faculty.

Professor James Schwarten Curates Art Exhibit in Rome: “Danish Impressionists in Abruzzo”

Professor James Schwarten Curates Art Exhibit in Rome: “Danish Impressionists in Abruzzo”

JCU Professor of Italian Studies James Schwarten is among the curators of the art exhibit "Danish Impressionists in Abruzzo."

Student Loredana Mihani Ranks Finalist in Ayn Rand Essay Contest

Student Loredana Mihani Ranks Finalist in Ayn Rand Essay Contest

A native of Albania, Mihani is majoring in English Literature with minors in International Affairs and Italian Studies.

Students Take Part in Production of “Hurried Steps” by Dacia Maraini

Students Take Part in Production of “Hurried Steps” by Dacia Maraini

JCU students Riley Callaway and Helena Fitzgerald joined three other student interns from Harvard University in the production of Dacia Maraini's play "Passi affrettati" ('Hurried Steps') last August in the Abruzzo region of Italy.