Italian Studies News

JCU Students Receive America Award at the Italian Parliament

JCU Students Receive America Award at the Italian Parliament

JCU students Mary Curran, Addison Hollomon, and Alessia Luisa Vitiello were granted medals of the Italian Parliament in the framework of the America Award by the Italy-USA Foundation. The prestigious award is given in recognition of academic achievements and service to the university community.

Where Are They Now? Meet Seven JCU Valedictorians

Where Are They Now? Meet Seven JCU Valedictorians

In preparation for JCU’s 50th-anniversary celebrations, the Web Communications Office reached out to some past valedictorians to see what path their lives have taken.

Professor Isabella Clough Marinaro Publishes Book on Rule Bending in Rome

Professor Isabella Clough Marinaro Publishes Book on Rule Bending in Rome

Professor Isabella Clough Marinaro recently published the book "Inhabiting Liminal Spaces: Informalities in Governance, Housing, and Economic Activity in Contemporary Italy."

Alumna Annamaria Borelli to Perform in Puccini’s La Bohème in Rome’s Teatro Vittoria

Alumna Annamaria Borelli to Perform in Puccini’s La Bohème in Rome’s Teatro Vittoria

Alumna Annamaria Borelli earned a B.A. in Italian Studies in 2013 and is currently working as an English teacher in Rome. Annamaria will be performing the role of Musetta in Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème with the company Vox Unica in Rome in January 2022.

Italy Beyond Stereotypes: Alumna Amanda Rose Bush

Italy Beyond Stereotypes: Alumna Amanda Rose Bush

Born and raised in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Amanda Rose Bush graduated from JCU with a B.A. in Italian Studies in 2010. She went on to earn an M.A. in Italian Studies at New York University and a Ph.D. in the same field at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is currently Coordinator of Lower Division Italian.

Meet Political Science Student Katarina Djorovic

Meet Political Science Student Katarina Djorovic

Katarina Djorovic is a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Business Administration, Communications, and Italian Studies. She is a recipient of the Marija Govedarica Memorial Scholarship.

Thinking Like an Italian: Alumnus Joseph Fontana

Thinking Like an Italian: Alumnus Joseph Fontana

Alumnus Joseph Fontana, who grew up on Long Island, New York, graduated from John Cabot University in 2020 with a degree in Italian Studies.

In Praise of Lifelong Learning: Alumnus John Caudill

In Praise of Lifelong Learning: Alumnus John Caudill

After a successful career as a dentist in the U.S. Airforce and Public Health Service, John Caudill enrolled at John Cabot University, where he majored in Italian Studies and minored in Art History and Classical Studies. 

Learning Beyond the Classroom: Alumna Katie Kehoe

Learning Beyond the Classroom: Alumna Katie Kehoe

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Katie Kehoe graduated from John Cabot in 2018 with a double major in Italian Studies and Political Science.

All Things Italian: Professor James Schwarten

All Things Italian: Professor James Schwarten

Professor James Schwarten recently contributed an article to Binario 95’s winter issue of Shaker, in which he explained the approach he adopts in discussing the topic of homelessness with students. Professor Schwarten teaches courses in Italian Studies and sociology.

Exploring Language, Culture, and Identity: Meet Alumna Diedré Blake

Exploring Language, Culture, and Identity: Meet Alumna Diedré Blake

Class of 2014 alumna Diedré Blake, who majored in Italian Studies and minored in Creative Writing, is currently working in Japan in the field of language acquisition.

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.