Modern Languages and Literature News

JCU Welcomes Slam Poets Tania Haberland and Dome Bulfaro

JCU Welcomes Slam Poets Tania Haberland and Dome Bulfaro

JCU’s InVerse Poetry Festival welcomed poets Dome Bulfaro (Italy) and Tania Haberland (South Africa) for a unique poetic performance on February 14, 2019. The event was co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Humanities, English Language and Literature, and Modern Languages and Literature.

Italian “Expanded” Cinema in the Mediascape: JCU Hosts Professor Vito Zagarrio

Italian “Expanded” Cinema in the Mediascape: JCU Hosts Professor Vito Zagarrio

JCU hosted Professor Vito Zagarrio from the University of Roma Tre for a lecture on “The Italian ‘Expanded’ Cinema in the Mediascape: Film, TV Series, and Documentary.” The event was sponsored by the Departments of Communications and Modern Languages and Literature.

Il Principe di Ostia Bronx: Screening with Director Raffaele Passerini

Il Principe di Ostia Bronx: Screening with Director Raffaele Passerini

Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literature and the Department of Communications, the 2017 documentary "Il Principe di Ostia Bronx" directed by Raffaele Passerini was screened at JCU on February 6, 2019. JCU Hosts Screening of "Il Principe di Ostia Bronx"

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.

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.

La Roma di Mamma Roma: A New Book by Professor Federica Capoferri

La Roma di Mamma Roma: A New Book by Professor Federica Capoferri

Federica Capoferri, Associate Professor of Italian language and literature, recently published her new book, "La Roma di Mamma Roma" (Rome: Palombi).

“I am not old enough:” Early Marriages in Rome’s Slums

“I am not old enough:” Early Marriages in Rome’s Slums

The Department of Modern Languages and Literature and Service Learning – Combining Fieldwork and Education hosted a special lecture called “’I am not old enough’: Early Marriages in Rome's Slums.”

Professor James Schwarten Translates Essay and Play by Dacia Maraini

Professor James Schwarten Translates Essay and Play by Dacia Maraini

JCU Italian Studies Professor James Schwarten translated an essay and a one-act play from Dacia Maraini's Sulla Mafia: Piccole Riflessioni Personali

Queer Cultures in Italy: a Lecture by Enrico Salvatori

Queer Cultures in Italy: a Lecture by Enrico Salvatori

Prof. Paolo Prato invited Enrico Salvatori to his Italian Media and Popular Culture class to talk about Queer Cultures in Italy.

John Cabot University Presents Lecture by Dr. Matthew Reza

John Cabot University Presents Lecture by Dr. Matthew Reza

On October 26, 2016, the Department of Modern Languages and Literature hosted a lecture by Dr. Matthew Reza, a researcher in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford.

Meet Professor Gina Siddu Pilia, Foreign Language Resource Center

Meet Professor Gina Siddu Pilia, Foreign Language Resource Center

Prof. Pilia, who teaches Italian at John Cabot University, talks about the importance of learning foreign languages.

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.

Flaminio di Biagi Presents “La Roma di ‘Roma Città Aperta'” at JCU

Flaminio di Biagi Presents “La Roma di ‘Roma Città Aperta'” at JCU

On October 27th the Department of Modern Languages and Literature sponsored the presentation of Flaminio di Biagi's new book La Roma di "Roma Città Aperta" (The Rome of 'Rome Open City').

JCU Hosts Presentation of Book Co-Edited by Prof. Clough Marinaro – “Global Rome: Changing Faces of the Eternal City”

JCU Hosts Presentation of Book Co-Edited by Prof. Clough Marinaro – “Global Rome: Changing Faces of the Eternal City”

The panel discussion also featured authors and discussants Bjørn Thomassen, Pietro Vereni, Alessandra Broccolini, Carlo Cellamare, Pierluigi Cervelli, Ferruccio Tabalzi, Simon Martin and Pierpaolo Muddu.